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Google scraps Chrome's RSS extension along with Reader

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    Google scraps Chrome's RSS extension along with Reader

    Google's decision to kill its Google Reader service has caused some collateral damage: the end of a related Chrome extension that let the browser handle RSS feeds.

    RSS and the similar Atom technology make it easier for people to subscribe to regular updates published on Web sites, and Google Reader was a popular way for people to read that content. Google announced that it's scrapping Google Reader on July 1, but it's already gone ahead and withdrawn the feed-finding Chrome extension.

    The extension would detect Web sites' feeds then let people use a variety of RSS reader services to subscribe to those feeds.

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    Google scraps Chrome's RSS extension along with Reader | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    Does this mean firfox would not handle RSS feeds?
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    there are a zillion RSS readers available. RSS existed long before Google got involved. a good one for Windows 8 is News Bento.
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Google scraps Chrome's RSS extension along with Reader
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