Liz Gannes

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iGoogle Died Today

Google’s personalized homepage iGoogle no longer exists, as of today. The product had a long death sentence, with its shutdown announced in July of 2012. It’s not the same, but Google pointed users to its new app launcher grid tool that lives on the Web, on Android, on Chromebooks and in the Chrome browser. The iGoogle user data will be “permanently and irrevocably deleted,” Google said.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus