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Feedly Added Half a Million Google Reader Users in Two Days
Feedly, a popular third-party RSS client, revealed on its blog that they've added more than half a million users since Google Reader's retirement was announced. According to Feedly, their main priorities in the next month would be to ensure that the service is reliable, listen to the suggestions of new users, and weekly additions of features. In order to keep up with the large number of new users switching from Google reader, Feedly also said that they've increased their bandwidth by ten times, and added new servers.
The Google Reader shutdown will force users and developers of third-party RSS clients using Reader's services to find a new solution keep their news aggregators running. On Wednesday, Feedly promised that it would clone the Google Reader API to give users a "seamless transition" when Reader shuts down, and other RSS app makers, including the creators of Press and Reeder, have also indicated they are committed to finding a solution.