Beyond Google Reader | Om Malik

From GigaOM: Has the world has changed so much that don’t really need something like Google Reader. Is it time to think about something else, something brand new. Something that is more in sync with a world where information flows through the social webs and is consumed on devices in our pockets. So . . . […]

Google Reader Going Away July 1 – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

Citing declining usage and a focus on fewer products, Google today gave notice to its loyal (but apparently too few in number) users that its RSS platform is going away permanently via a message in Google Reader and a couple of blog posts. . . . Read the full story…

12 Google Reader Alternatives

The scramble is on. With news today that Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st, its users are on the hunt for solid RSS reader alternatives. Here are some options you might want to consider if you’re a Google Reader user: 1.) Newsblur This is a top choice from one of our… . . […]

Here’s Why The “Second Screen” Industry Is Set To Explode

A recent report from BI Intelligence  examines how second screen apps, social networks, and mobile sites will ultimately succeed in drawing significant audiences and advertising dollars…

Facebook Redesign Kills Ticker, Almost | TechCrunch

Tired of seeing every inane detail of yours friends lives pop up in that annoying Facebook sidebar ? Well apparently Facebook was too as the redesign announced yesterday eliminates Ticker for some, and banishes it to the bottom of the left Chat sidebar as a one-story tall blip for others. The real-t . . . Read […]

Are Apple and Google Being Forced Out Of TV? – Forbes

Over the past three months the news around Google and Apple has been about wearables -specifically about Glass and iWatch. But go back six months and the talk was all about TV. So why not now? . . . Read the full story…

The New Facebook, Reviewed – Business Insider

Facebook revealed a major redesign yesterday. It hasn't been widely rolled-out yet, but we've spent a few hours with it. Want to check it out, and hear our impressions? When you first log into the new Facebook, a series of dialogue boxes appear to show you new features. The first shows you the n . […]

RebelMouse Wants to Give Publishers Native Advertising Fix | Digital – Advertising Age

Slowly but surely, social publishing platform RebelMouse is getting adoption from big-name publishers. The Wall Street Journal used it as part of its Davos coverage and Yahoo News embeded it to show off reader videos taken during Winter Storm Nemo. Rather than create a separate page, big media lik . . . Read the full […]

Daily Dot | The future of Reddit

Reddit's success has come from giving the crowd freedom to control Reddit. When that causes problems, the site's admins see only one viable solution: more user freedom. . . . Read the full story…

Watch Microsoft Visualize Viral Content | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

What does “viral” look like? That’s precisely the question Microsoft Research is trying to answer. We know when something goes viral from YouTube pageviews and the related emails from our moms. But what does this concept of viral really look like, at the user level? That’s a question Microsoft… . . . Read the full […]