This really makes me sad: http://googlereader.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html.

Does anyone know of a similar service? I've gotten so used to using Google Reader (not the web interface, but the actual syncing and being able to connect to the account with all my various RSS readers whether I'm on my phone or the desktop or the laptop and be able to just pick up where I left off).

I get that Google needs to sunset things that don't make sense, but it would be nice if they could maybe let the code go so others can setup their own implementations that's basically compatible with all the Google Reader-friendly RSS readers out there.

Or they could just get rid of Orkut...