We care about speed more than anything else. Just received a new batch of hardware :-)

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  1. That’s amazing. But it also brings up a nagging question: I’m still a little confused about who’s paying the bills. As a Google Reader emigre and a very satisfied Feedly user, I’m nervous about whether Feedly is going to be around for the long haul. I know a lot of us would greatly appreciate it if you could show us where to see your business model.

        1. You are the customer. The feedly model will be a Freemium model very similar to Evernote. If you look at feedly.uservoice.com, there are a ton of features the community wants us to implement. A small subset of those will be part of a Feedly Premium, giving the opportunity to users to benefit from feedly to upgrade and support the service. That model only works if users are 100% satisfied. This is what we are focusing on right now.

          1. Freemium sounds great to me! I love Feedly, and it’s crucial to my workflow, so I’m definitely willing to pay for it.

            Thanks a lot for letting us know!

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      2. Hi Pete .Just look at all these messages, phone calls and poitvise thoughts you are getting!! Can you feel the love? Now we just need to see your smile and hear your voice. We’re patient, we admire your determination, and we cheer your progress daily. You’ll never have to wonder just how many friends you really have. It’s obvious. Continued thoughts and prayers in your behalf, my dear Chuch. Love, Monnie

      3. Since there is so many fields of secpialties that I have a choice of, I still really can’t choose one. So I am going base on my personal experiences. My original goal back in high school and maybe even before that, was to work in a Neonatal ICU! I had a brother that passed before he had his first birthday from heart complications, and that year I spent a lot of time at hospitals with my parents. My goal the first couple of years was to work with babies just like him. That was until I had my own children, I would of still loved to have worked in that career field but the heart ache I would most likely endure when one of those babies did not make it home. I could not have handled!On to more positive experiences, I have worked with the elderly and Geriatrics interests me very much. Being surrounded with people that have lived a fulfilled life is so much more rewarding. Even though at times it is the ending stages of their lives, and it is sad when someone does pass. It’s less of a heartache to know that most of the time they are ready to move on. They are still very dependent on you and when you are able to help them with their needs that’s the most rewarding of all, plus you form a special relationship with the patients and their families.

      4. May 7, 2012 Since blogging is a scaiol activity, I believe that first and foremost a blog should provide something for the readers that they can use or relate to. A blogger should have an idea of the target audience the content would connect with, but keep it understandable for any other people who stumble upon the page. Now, if writer’s-block hits in, it is best to go out there and read, get a lot of input. Your brain will automatically process the new information, whatever it is, through the what to write filter, and eventually the inspiration will come. It is important to keep the quality and usefulness of the articles constant. Post like yours help a lot in getting inspiration, especially because you give examples of specific activities that might help. I’m sure you’ve already succeeded in inspiring many of your readers, and obviously me as well, because I usually write shorter comments.Best wishes, Leonard

  2. Huh? You’re running your own hardware? Why not just AWS or some other provider? Buying servers is so 2010!

    1. Tell that to Google. Seriously, using AWS makes sense until such time as operating your own data center proves to be more economical. Unless you’ve worked out the math, it’s hard to say which is cheaper. AWS is a great service and I use it, but it might not be cheaper for those who need large pipes and tons of servers.

  3. Let me suggest another place to improve performance: caching on the client. Every time I start Feedly, it takes a while to load as it goes out and fetches all of the data. At least I assume that’s what it’s doing. Apps like gReader Pro, on the other hand, pre-cache stuff and load instantly. I really appreciate that. So, I’m finding myself using Feedly from the browser, but still using the greader Pro app on the phone and tablet. Now, if I could continue to use greader Pro with Feedly as the backend service, that would be wonderful.

  4. It’s time to make the app back to a paid version, since old friends downloaded it long time ago…
    Don’t interrupt my articles w/ ADs…hope so…

  5. Heh – ironic since I came here looking for reasons why 15.0.1 is so SLOW today on my Nexus 7. Do you have a “server status” anywhere? Other apps are fine.

  6. I don’t get it… Are you *seriously* telling us that you’re running your own hardware?!
    Why not AWS, Google Cloud Platform or any other cloud provider? Are you going to spend billions of dollars on datacenters for just one product? If not, how are you going to manage scalability, redundancy, backup, etc.?
    I was very confident with Feedly until this post.

    1. Yes. We are running our own data center. We explored all the hosted versions and none of them was flexible enough to let us run the new feedly cloud: we are creating a massive Hadoop cluster and need an insane amount of cache to make sure that feedly loads quickly.

  7. Since the latest iPhone app update, 95% of the links in my feeds are bad.

    I click through and get “element not found” or some variant of “page not found”.

    The age of the link doesn’t matter. 4 days old, 10 minutes old. So I don’t think the problem is that the content behind the link is being taken down.

    I use my old Google Reader feeds, which are all custom Google News searches by keyword…so it’s different sites literally every time, and not one or two sites just not working.

    What was in that update to crush all my links?

    1. I’m having the same problem. It has to do with feedly appending “/&utm_source=feedly” at the end of their url links. Some websites know how to process this and then go to the correct web page, other do not. It seems like it may be done so that they can get recognition for directing users to their site (maybe to get paid by some). If they don’t fix this soon (a simple fix) then I will be looking for yet another alternate RSS reader to replace Google Reader.

      1. if you find that alternate rss reader please tell. I’m really fed up ot this utm appending that breaks links and the usage of some other chrome extensions.

  8. Tell us about your HW :) PowerEdge R420? 10GB Ethernet? Storage (FC/iSCSI)?
    Im curious :) Your setup would be interesting too. HA Webserver, Feed brokers etc.

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