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Weekly Wrap-up: Google Reader Has No Alternatives and More

Many big stories this week, but the biggest for our readers surrounded the Google Reader changes, and the lack of alternatives therein. There was also much discussion around the Internet of Things and Google’s indexing of Facebook comments.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Internet of Things – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

Top Stories of the Week

Alternatives to Google Reader? Don’t Bother, You’re Not Going Anywhere…

Google+ is getting added to lots of Google products and Google Reader, a favorite RSS reader, got plussed this week. The changes caused some readers to lament the loss of a beautiful workflow that was no longer possible sans multiple sharing options. And, by the way, sorry, but there are no real alternatives to Google Reader, though readers did point to several that were worth a look (see the comments on this thread).

Tristan‘s response sums up most of the comments I saw. It’s long, but it’s a good example of how people were using Google Reader and why they are disappointed with this change.

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