Google's Yonatan Zunger implies there's life in Google Reader yet ...
"Reader integration is something we're very excited about. A great deal of the Reader team is now, in fact, working on Google+, so there's a lot of crosstalk between the groups."
It's buried in the comments on his G+ tips post.
The neglect of Reader, including a failure to complete half-implemented features like bundles, made me add Reader to my "Dead" list. i've expressed frustration that G+ didn't seem to have learned from Reader. Maybe, I speculated, the Reader team had lost a political battle.
Seems I was wrong. Reader's neglect may have come from the original team moving to G+.
Best news in weeks.