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Google has pulled the plug on its RSS service, Google Reader.

Launched in 2005, it was designed to help people organize information on the Internet by sorting content into a manageable, constantly updated feed.

It stemmed from a pet project by a Google employee named Chris Wetherell. Wetherell said if he still worked there, he'd take his ideas elsewhere, rather than see them be destroyed later.

We take a look at why Google Reader was discontinued, what happens to its former users and whether the move will affect the culture of innovation at Google.

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This segment aired on July 2, 2013.

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