Google has launched their blog reader, feed aggregator : Google Reader. You have to have a Google account to even view the darn thing and beware if you’re a Firefox user – Google Reader is not working in Fiirefox yet. Launched yesterday, Google Reader looks like it will be a direct competitor to Bloglines.
Here’s a little rundown on the device by Sonu Singh’s Blog :
Google also announced a new product called Google Reader. Previewed at the Web 2.0 Conference this week, and using clever AJAX technology, the product allows users to read and store RSS feeds on the web. Chris Wetherell, the engineer behind Reader, said that “We often get asked how anyone’s supposed to keep up with the firehose of stuff launched from the web’s spigot, so we’re offering Reader as a way to help. Like the Personalized Homepage, it’s a part of Google’s ongoing effort to bring together personalized web content to make information more relevant to users.” Reader also allows users to ‘star’ RSS posts of interest, in a similar fashion to Gmail, for reading at a later point.