The 404 1,227: Where we RSS in peace (podcast)

Bridget Carey helps us trace the origins of RSS feeds in light of news that Google will shut down its Reader service. Are news addicts actually in love with Google Reader, or just loathing the idea of exporting their subscriptions to another service like Feedly or Flipboard?


Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset.

- Petitions beg Google to reconsider closure of Reader.

- Google Reader alternatives including Flipboard, Feedly, and more.

- Google to retire more services in new round of spring cleaning.

- Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play.

- Samsung Galaxy S4 event: Join us at 3p.m. PT today (live blog).

- Berkeley creates the first graphene earphones, and (unsurprisingly) they're awesome.


Episode 1,227

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