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Ukrainian trio’s ‘Old Reader’ alternative to Google Reader

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March 19, 2013, 4:41 p.m. | People — by Christopher J. Miller

The Old Reader creators, from left, Dmitry Krasnoukhov, Elena Bulygina and Anton Tolchanov.
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Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

Olena Bulygina is all smiles when she enters Divan Bar in Kyiv, and for good reason. In less than a week the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed reader service she developed together with her husband and a friend saw its number of users soar from about 10,000 to nearly 100,000 in just a few days after Google announced it would retire its popular RSS feed services beginning on July 1.

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