iGoogle Going Away

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lugesm, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    It seems that iGoogle is going to disappear. Shortly.:mad:
    Any clue as to what this means?

    Is this just another part of the Google/Apple wars?

    iGoogle has been my primary reader page on all of my Apple mobile devices since it was first available. This will be sorely missed.
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Nope, Google Regularly cleans up poorly used services.

    What I always think is how much all these experimental projects must cost!
     
  3. qCzar macrumors regular

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    While it was used by an increasing minority, I wouldn't call it an experimental project. iGoogle has been around for about six years.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry I had kind of gone off topic, but it wasn't exactly a flagship was it!

    I was more talking about the likes of wave and buzz.
     
  5. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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  6. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I had mine organized to read Apple news, general technology news, right-wing news, left-wing news (the contrast was interesting), and technology 'deals.'
    That is all neatly organized on my Safari opening page, and I read it daily.

    Now, I can get all that, but only by opening multiple pages and searching and searching . . . . .

    I am disappointed.:(
     
  7. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    I was shocked to see the banner on igoogle too! :(
     
  8. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    How about using google reader to get all the latest news.
     
  9. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Saw the banner this morning. Kind of disappointed. I leave my iGoogle page up all the time.

    Hopefully there is something as good or better to replace it.
     
  10. JYork23 macrumors member

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    iGoogle does more than just the news. It also has little widgets for checking my Gmail, showing me sports scores, stock quotes, all in one convenient place which I use as my home page. I'm really disappointed that the program's ending, but I'm also old enough to know that the only constant is change.

    Are there any users out there that have found a suitable replacement?
     
  11. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    www.netvibes.com does the same thing. I tried it a couple of years ago and didn't get into it, but I just looked back and, even though they've re-focussed the site on the business crowd, the basic free version seems to do the same thing it always did.
     
  12. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure with the right set of widgets you can get all this info in your dashboard.
     

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