Social news aggregator Digg has announced that its Google Reader replacement will receive a beta release in June.
According to Digg’s survey-based research, 40 per cent of participants said they were willing to pay for a proper Google replacement, event though Reader was available for free.
The Digg reader is set to support Pocket, Instapaper, Evernote, and Readability as well as the ability to share stories via email and social networks.
The Digg reader will be competing with an abundance of up-and-coming free services such as Feedly, which already has 500,000 users, as well as other paid ones such as Feedbin, all looking to draw in Google’s users as Reader is retired on July 1st.
Would you be willing to pay for a RSS reader once Google Reader closes down?