Google 启动 “Spring Cleaning” ，即将关闭包括 Google Reader 在内的八个业务。
We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.
Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.
另外在 Google Reader 的官方 Blog 上，他们用了 “We're sad too” 来表达被关闭的无奈。其实业务关闭与否不是由GR团队决定的，他们也希望GR能活下去，但是Google高层为了效益而做出了这样的决定。
We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
说实话看到这么二的消息，我着实惊了一下，要知道 Reader 是除了 Search 和 Gmail 以外我用的最频繁的 Google Service 了。但是事已至此，只能曲线救国了，下面是一些替代品，而且有好几个大牛已经开始着手写自己的 RSS Reader 了，拭目以待咯。
- Feedly for Chrome
- FeedDemon for Windows
- FeedReader is alive
- Reeder for iPhone, iPad and Mac
- SharpReader for Windows might work
- Liferea for Linux
- AmphetaDesk might work
- IndividURLs as shared in a comment below
- My Yahoo (as Yahoo reminded folks about today)