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Company typePrivate
Founded2009 (2009)
FounderSamuel Clay

NewsBlur is an American software company based in New York City and San Francisco.[1] It runs an online RSS news reader service accessible both online and via a free open-source mobile app for offline reading.[2] Furthermore, the software powering NewsBlur is available and is published in an open-source application, licensed under the MIT License.[3] Limited access to the service is free for up to 64 sites; unlimited access is available for an annual subscription fee.

The company was founded in 2009 by Samuel Clay.[4] In March 2013, following an announcement by Google that they would be shutting down their popular Google Reader news reader service, NewsBlur's subscriber base immediately rose from about 1,500 users to over 60,000.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "YC-Backed NewsBlur Takes Feed Reading Back To Its Basics". TechCrunch. July 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Need A Google Reader Alternative? Meet Newsblur". Search Engine Land. March 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "What open source RSS feed reader do you use?". Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Scaling on a Shoestring, Lessons from NewsBlur". Wired. Webmonkey. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  5. ^ "Google Reader Who? Feedly Became Top News App On iPhone, iPad & Android This Week; New App Now Awaiting Approval". TechCrunch. 2013-03-22.
  6. ^ Samuel Clay (2013-03-17). "Three Months to Scale NewsBlur". The NewsBlur Blog.

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