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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work