"On closing Google ReaderInside the mind of Eric Schmidt | Alan Rusbridger | Technology | guardian.co.uk
I do love Google Reader. All I can tell you is that there are very good choices on alternative readers and we needed those people to work on other, much more integrated products. It's always about priorities.
The thinking that Larry [Page], Sergey [Brin] and I had was that it was time to stop throwing things over the fence and seeing what happened, but have a much more sophisticated understanding of the global impact of our problems and products.
The term that we use internally is spring cleaning and Google Reader is an example of spring cleaning."
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Inside the mind of Eric Schmidt | Alan Rusbridger | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Excerpt from a wide-ranging interview summary