Google Announces Reader to Shut Down

Design News 03.14.13

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Google announced yesterday that its RSS feed aggregator, Reader, will be shut down on July 1. A Change.org petition to save the service has over 40,000 signatures as of this writing. Reader has faced threats of shutdown since 2008, with Google pulling people from the team to build their various social platforms.

In other news, MIT builds a "leaf" that gathers solar and hydro energy, and check out a concrete that repairs itself. See the headlines after the jump.

• Google Petitioned By Fans Of Google Reader To Reconsider Shutdown | Fast Company
• The Long-Awaited “Artificial Leaf” Promises Fuel From Sunlight And Water | Co.Exist
• This Concrete Fixes Itself When Exposed To Sunlight | Co.Exist

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