Source: The Next Web

When Google announced today it was killing Google Reader on July 1st, just one thought crossed my mind: “I bet this has something to do with Google+.” I didn’t have anything more than a hunch to go on, however, until Brian Shih, a former Google Reader product manager, confirmed my suspicions on Quora. Shih, who left Google in 2011, explains how the company’s insistence on building a social network (to counter Facebook of course) has resulted ...

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