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    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 and Android, 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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    I love iGoogle, cant believe its going, I use it all day

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I love iGoogle, cant believe its going, I use it all day
    I Google all day long too

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    I love iGoogle! How will I know how foxy is getting on in his teahouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    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
    It's a bit sad but that was the same reason I stopped using iGoogle - I liked the doodles.

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    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.

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    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.


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    Another case of people putting BETA on things because it looks cool

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    Another iGoogle alternative:

    Link: MyCloud




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