It's not dead after all. Google has resurrected an extension that lets Chrome handle RSS and Atom feeds, even though it's not resurrecting the related Google Reader service. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
These days, the tablet computer seems to be central to much of Amazon's product strategy. The company is working on a substantial redesign of its website, which aims to simplify the browsing experience for users on iPads and other tablets.