It's no surprise that Google Reader became the leader among RSS readers. It's good enough, free, and you probably already have an account to use it. Plus, you know, it's Google.
But after killing off its competitors since they couldn't compete with free, Google Reader pretty much stopped innovating. Compared to a modern RSS app like Reeder on the iPad, the whole user interface feels backwards and under-designed.
In what part do you think that contributed to the "death" of RSS?
Does all this mean that once a product achieves a sufficient marketshare, it has the power to kill off that market even if better alternatives appear?