Google Shutting Down 5 More Services
Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:33 PM
Agreed. I use it daily as my homepage as well. I can understand shutting down a service that doesn't offer functionality, but what do they expect us to use instead?
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:00 PM
I started by clicking the little web feed titles and reading the stories and now have a hardware shortcut key on my laptop (Acer Launch Manager) that launches PCWorld. Without iGoogle, PCWorld would not be in my life.
But I hardly use iGoogle now...
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:24 PM
Same Here Dennis. It is my homepage also. I love that I can have small snipits of all my favorite tech websites, my email and weather all on one page.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:10 PM
The hundreds of millions of people that use laptops and desktops are not using "mobile apps" on them, nor are they interested in ever doing so - Something that has been made abundantly clear already.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:18 PM
With desktop gadgets and all (in Vista and later), do you really need iGoogle? Heck, I don't even do that, and I use Chrome's new tab page as my homepage.
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:06 AM
Here in Australia it will be Spring when it is Autumn/Fall where you wrote this story.
Indeed, shutting down the services are sensible, such as Video where YouTube being the more used and better service. Shutting down iGoogle is a terrible mistake as many comments above have stated. We will all get by, the same way iOS users get by without Flash.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:34 PM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:57 PM
That which fails Google abandons.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
Do you remember the internet before google? Searching for what you wanted for was a crapshoot. You had to rely heavily on an extensive lists of bookmarks and dumb luck. Google made the web so much more accessible that even the word "search" has been replaced with "google". Google it. Sure there's some privacy concerns with using their services but there are privacy concerns with using any service you don't run on your own. Overall google's been more of a force for good than evil (so far). The internet as we know it would be very different if google never came along.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:50 PM
Yes, I remember very well.
And, I've also watched Google's SERPs become but a pale shadow of what they once were with regards to quality.
To use your words, trying to find the wheat among the chaff in Google's SERPs has become a crap shoot.
This post has been edited by deepsand: 05 July 2012 - 01:51 PM