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Google Reader is dead. Here are five alternatives.

Google Reader officially closed on Monday, leaving a void in the information aggregation market. Check out our list of Google Reader replacements.

3. Pulse

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Pulse is snazzy. There is no doubt about that. With a few clicks, you can choose what kind of articles you want to read or import your settings from Google Reader and – bam! – all of the stories appear as neat little picture tiles with headlines on a black background.

You can post to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or send an article link via e-mail. There are also options to save articles and change the fonts and shading to optimize your reading experience.

For shorter stories – think AP wire updates – you can read directly from the Pulse website, but for longer stories – New Yorker/Daily Beast features – the site spits out a new tab.

Is there an app? Yes. Pulse is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Cost? Free. 

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