May 2, 2007

iGoogle - New brand for its personalized homepage

Google unveiled "iGoogle," a new brand for its Personalized Homepage service. Google's personalized homepage lets users to customize their start page for web browsing. Users can place gadgets containing information they like. They can add weather, stock feeds, and news feeds from Web sites, and even the current date and time. According to Google around 25,000 gadgets are currently available for the site.

The iGoogle name isn't exactly new, as developers of the feature originally planned to name the service as such before the idea was shot down by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Instead, the service was relegated to more generic branding, but remained at the URL:

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