AOL Reader: Simple, Fast, But Hardly Groundbreaking
There's a neat tagging function to collate articles, which could prove useful, and you can choose exactly how things are displayed from a selection of different views, like in Feedly. It's also apparently rather speedy, refreshing quickly and loading articles in a snap. A couple of things do suck, though: there's no automated Google Reader import function, so you're going to have to download an import an OPML file, and there's no search function whatsoever.
All in, it seems like a perfectly respectable light reader-just with nothing setting it apart from the crowd. But in what looks set to be a tough fight, it's not obvious how AOL's effort will beat the likes of Digg or Feedly. But hey, give it a try-its simplicity might be just what you're after. [ AOL Reader via Verge ]