Regarding the death of Google Reader, and Google's actions as a whole, James Whittaker says:
The old Google made a fortune on ads because they had good content. It was like TV used to be: make the best show and you get the most ad revenue from commercials. The new Google seems more focused on the commercials themselves.
Have to thank Daring Fireball for that quote.
Regarding the lack of love for Halo 4 from the Halo community, Gamer Suggestions created this infographic based on community responses.