iGoogle to be completely retired in 16 Months - Mobile Support will end this Month

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(Best Syndication News) - Google announced today that they will be retiring iGoogle, which is a personalized homepage. The iGoogle website offers users a way to customize several feeds of information such as weather, news, games, and more at one location. The mobile version of iGoogle will be retired on July 31, 2012, while the standard computer web-browser version will retire in 16 months on November 1, 2013.

Google suggests users download any data that may be stored up there. They can do this by looking for a "download all" option in a drop down menu next to the widget’s title. Many of the widgets come from a third party, and might not have this option. Google suggests contacting the third party widget maker to ask how to get the data downloaded.

All data from Google’s Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Finance, Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Bookmarks, and Google Tasks will remain. These are sometimes used inside of iGoogle, but they are separate products that will continue to be available.

Google suggests mobile users switch to Google Play as an alternative to iGoogle. For those using iGoogle on their computers, they suggest using the Google Chrome web browser because it has a lot of similar apps and tools available at their Chrome Web Store.

By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Writer

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