“When they replaced sharing with +1 on Google Reader, it was clear
that this day was going to come,” he said. Wetherell, 43, is
amazed that Reader has lasted this long. Even before the project
saw the light of the day, Google executives were unsure about the
service and it was through sheer perseverance that it squeaked out
into the market. At one point, the management team threatened to
cancel the project even before it saw the light of the day, if
there was a delay.
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