Google Closes the Book on Reader, Announces July 1 Sunset
Posted: 3/14/2013  |  By: Casey Newton and Josh Lowensohn | CNET
The day long feared by fans of Google Reader has come: the service will shut down, the company said.

"We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites," the company said. "While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined.