On the heels of Twitter announcing that they will shut down Posterous, Google just announced that Google reader will get the axe in about 3 months. It's the second time in quite a short timeframe that a free service I was using will be shutting down in just a couple weeks.
I was lucky enough to be able to switch to Posthaven promptly. So far so good, even though the service does not support yet many important features (Twitter sharing, I'm looking at you). According to its pledge, the service is for-pay and should hopefully stay alive quite a while.
I was lucky enough to stay at @edwk's house a couple years ago, where I was treated to a demo of his great feed-reading app, Feedly. Although I didn't like the way Feedly re-organized my Google Reader feeds, it looks like things have changed quite a lot since then.
I have already migrated to Feedly and the latest version of their interface is still as sleek. I have also installed the Feedly iPad app, I will test it as soon as I get home. Last but not least, Feedly is working on its very own feed-fetching backend, code-named "Normandy".
There's just one thing I look forward to: be able to pay Feedly for the service. Their choice to use Google App Engine for their new backend has to generate costs, and currently none of their applications costs anything. I don't mind paying for a service, in addition to Posthaven I also have an Instapaper subscription running.
Feedly, I want you to live: please give me a way subscribe for a fee!