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iGoogle Quietly Shuts Down Right on Schedule

by Jacob Kleinman | November 1, 2013November 1, 2013 11:15 am PDT


After announcing it would shut down over a year ago, iGoogle was wiped from the Internet today. Google shuttered the customizable home-page with no fanfare and no official blog post. The iGoogle homepage now links directly to the regular search engine, while a single page on Google’s support site explains that the need for this kind of service has “eroded over time.”

iGoogle provided a single landing page where you could organize all your news feeds, widgets and daily information, and check in throughout the day for updates. For those who kept using the service up until yesterday, Google suggests switching over to its other services, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Bookmarks and Finance, where your saved data should show up.

The service first launched in 2005, and with the onset of newer, smarter technology, such as Google Now, it really didn’t need to exist any more.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...