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The Best Thing Ever: RSS news feeds

11/10, 3:39pm

The unimaginably useful yet unimaginably under-used news service

There's an argument that this year is the 20th anniversary of RSS. Strictly speaking, the first technology called RSS was launched in March 1999, but it uses ideas from 1995, at least according to Wikipedia. Whether it's 16 or 20 years, though, it still hasn't caught on -- and yet I and the rest of the MacNN staff are fans who use it daily, very often hourly.


Evernote, Feedly servers affected, hit with denial of service attacks

06/11, 7:24am

Evernote recovers from multi-hour DDoS attack, Feedly continues to suffer

Two prominent web properties have come under fire from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in the last 24 hours. Note-taking app Evernote struggled to stay active during its multi-hour attack earlier today, with Google Reader replacement Feedly being the current target, with the entire service currently unavailable while it attempts to mitigate the malicious traffic surge.


Feedly opens up API to other developers, offers personalization graph

09/19, 7:58am

Third-party apps able to use Feedly cloud service for RSS feeds

Feedly, the RSS app that climbed to fame after Google Reader shut its doors, is opening its API to other developers. The move, which brings Feedly closer to Google Reader in terms of being a platform rather than an RSS reading app, will allow for third-party developers to access its API and use Feedly's servers as a backbone for their own apps.


Feedly Pro goes wide with monthly, annual subscription fees

08/26, 5:15pm

HTTPS, Pocket support come to regular Feedly

Feedly has opened up general access to Feedly Pro, a paid, more advanced version of its RSS service. Upgrading to Pro incorporates functions like search, Evernote integration, and "premium" customer support. Feedly is promising that other features will be added regularly. Choosing the Pro option costs $5 per month, or $45 per year.


Feedly Pro adds article search, Evernote support in $5 subscription

08/05, 5:24am

Monthly charge for RSS reader includes lifetime subscription option

RSS reader Feedly is introducing a paid version of its service to its users. The Google Reader replacement has added in a number of enhancements to its premium service, with priority technical support in the Pro edition being accompanied by integration with Evernote, and the ability to search within RSS feeds for specific articles.


Google Reader shuttered after eight years, migration options given

07/02, 6:28am

Users able to pull data via Google Takeout for next two weeks

Google has closed its RSS reading service, Google Reader, after eight years of operation. The shutdown, announced four months ago as part of a wider "spring cleaning effort," now forces users of the web app to sign up with another service, with some alternative RSS collection sites reporting large changes in traffic.


Feedly adds 500,000 users to service within 48 hours

03/16, 7:09pm

Google Reader exodus causes service to use 10 times the bandwidth

Web-based RSS reader service Feedly has seen a large wave of users jump onboard, just days after Google's announcement. Half a million users have signed up for the service within 48 hours of the search giant saying it would close down Google Reader on July 1st, something which is making the RSS startup use ten times the bandwidth of what it used before the announcement.



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