Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple Looking to Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

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Part StumbleUpon and part Flipboard, for the past several years Prismatic has been developing a social news reader for iOS, Android, and the web. And now it is said to be in the sights of Microsoft. TechCrunch reports that Prismatic is currently talking to a number of companies, including MS and Apple, about a possible acquisition. No party will confirm ...

It’s Been a Year and a Day Since Google Reader Shutdown. Has Anything Changed?

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Almost 15 months have passed since Google announced that they were shuttering Google Reader, and yesterday marked the one year anniversary of its demise. Mashable was the first to notice the anniversary, and they inspired me to look back and see just how much has changed. I for one am still reading RSS feeds in much ...

Feedly Hit with a DDoS Attack, Extortion Demands

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If you've been having trouble accessing your Feedly account today, I wouldn't blame the startup. Feedly announced around 5am eastern time this morning that they are under a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack as part of an extortion attempt: "Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort ...