It has, perhaps, been enough time for users to get over the death of Google Reader. Many fled in the direction of Feedly, but it was far from the only option, as others existed and more popped up seemingly daily. One popular choice was The Old Reader, a very Google-like solution that got hammered upon death knell announcement, as did other services.
Feedly was able to beef up servers and bandwidth, but others have floundered under the rush from new customers that began hitting when Google announced its execution schedule.
Now, The Old Reader has found a bit of new life, announcing the service will continue as an option to the public for displaced RSS fans looking for a new home.
"We’re pleased to announce that The Old Reader will officially remain open to the public! The application now has a bigger team, significantly more resources, and a new corporate entity in the United States. We’re incredibly excited to be a part of this great web application and would like to share some details about its future as well as thank you for remaining loyal users. We’re big fans and users of The Old Reader and look forward to helping it grow and improve for years to come".
The startup had originally announced, on July 29th, that public sign-up would be deactivated, effectively ending user registration for all prospective new customers.
Details of what has transpired are a bit sketchy -- the developers are saying nothing at this point, but do say that "The Old Reader is going to retain all of its functionality and remain open to the public. Not only that, we’re going to do everything in our power to grow the user base which will only accentuate the things that make this application special".
There has obviously been an influx of cash, and the service plans to transition to a top-level hosting service. The transition will result in a bit of downtime, but the promise is ten-times faster performance once the move is completed.
The Old Reader is one of many options, but it has been one of the more popular destinations since the inevitable took place. Thankfully the service Will remain an option for the future
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