Streamy wants to be your one stop shop for news, community, and chat
Streamy's in private beta right now, but it looks promising. It doesn't require you and all of your friends to sign up for a totally new service. Rather, like Meebo, it lets you communicate with friends using services like AOL Instant Messenger without leaving the web site.
But unless there's some pretty amazing keyboard shortcuts in there, it looks like Streamy requires a lot of mouse-work to read your news, which would make it much slower to navigate than Google Reader.