Google shutting down popular Google Reader

March 13, 2013 9:44:55 PM PDT
In an attempt to streamline its services, Google announced Wednesday that it is shutting down its popular Google Reader feature.

Google Reader allowed users to pull content feeds from a variety of websites into a single inbox. It was launched in 2005 and has a loyal following, but according to Google, usage has declined.

Google Reader will shut down on July 1.