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 reader.google.fr and reader.google.co.jp. Let’s hope for many more enhancements to this already excellent application in the future.