IT News Thread, Google To Retire iGoogle in Other News; Link: Official Google Blog
...On November 1, 2013, iGoogle will be retired. We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone ...
4th July 2012, 08:01 AM #1
Google To Retire iGoogle
Link: Official Google Blog
...On November 1, 2013, iGoogle will be retired. We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today's web and mobile apps would put personalized, real-time information at your fingertips. With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome
, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding it down. Users will have 16 months to adjust or export their data...
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4th July 2012, 08:02 AM #2
I love iGoogle, cant believe its going, I use it all day
4th July 2012, 09:05 AM #3
I love it. You can make a landing page in sites that does the same thing but it's not as easy to set up.
4th July 2012, 09:07 AM #4
aaaww motherlovers first time that I've really resented Google their over-eager retirement of products. Surely it ain't that difficult for them to maintain it? I like my pretty-mountain-pictures-and-random-slashdot-articles page.
4th July 2012, 09:10 AM #5
I Google all day long too
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
4th July 2012, 09:10 AM #6
I stoped using iGoogle and changed my homepage to Bing after the most recent refresh (the one that moved the search box to the far left).
Used to have all my news feeds ect on the page however after a while I figured out that between RSS and general web browsing I was seeing all the things on my iGoogle page anyways
4th July 2012, 09:27 AM #7
I like the fact you could personalise the page, we had to ban it on site here though for pupils, as people were using it to load up games into their page.
4th July 2012, 09:58 AM #8
I used to use iGoogle, but stopped as it was taking an age to load sometimes...
Also found it annoying that a background image removed the Google Doodle til you clicked the spinning thingiemajig
4th July 2012, 10:04 AM #9
i stopped using it when it constantly refused to load certain "modules" (dilbert for one just wouldnt load 9/10 times) and you missed any google doodles
4th July 2012, 10:25 AM #10
I love iGoogle! How will I know how foxy is getting on in his teahouse?
17th July 2012, 12:36 PM #11
It's a bit sad but that was the same reason I stopped using iGoogle - I liked the doodles.
Originally Posted by sted
13th October 2012, 09:40 AM #12
For those who like iGoogle:
Link: Save iGoogle
iGoogle will be turned off on November 1, 2013! It's worth saving! We're here to help prove it, provide information and resources about iGoogle developments and discuss iGoogle alternatives. Thanks for stopping by. If you are so inclined, contact us to help.
19th November 2012, 02:24 PM #13
iGoogle alternative not covered in the link in the post above:
Link: igHome - iGoogle Alternative
igHome [Beta] supports widgets and allows for connection to your Google [surviving] services.
19th November 2012, 02:47 PM #14
Another case of people putting BETA on things because it looks cool
12th March 2013, 11:43 PM #15
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