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Google Reader officially shuts down

The Reader team has officially shut down Google Reader and the popular really simple syndication (RSS) news reader is officially offline.

Trying to access the reader redirects to the about page with the following text:

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If you haven’t transferred your collection of feeds, you can download your reader data via¬†Google Takeout¬†until 12PM PST July 15, 2013.

For anyone still looking for a Google Reader replacement, Alternative.to has a list of popular alternatives