Google Reader comes out of Labs

Google Reader has officially escaped its test tube and gone into the big wild world. It’s taken nearly two and a half years to do that, but the teary-eyed announcement yesterday officially moved Google Reader from its ‘Labs project’ status into prime time. Many would argue it did that a long time ago with or without the label. The system is already reported to carry 10TB of data, crawls some 8 million documents and grows by 4% weekly.

With the announcement localised versions of Google Reader were introduced on their respective TLDs, including and Let’s hope for many more enhancements to this already excellent application in the future.