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7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

We can think of more than a few dead or long-ignored websites we want dusted off and brought back to life. Here are the seven sites we miss the most. Let’s surf the web of nostalgia.

Did You Even Know What iGoogle Was Before Google Decided To Kill It?

Google’s latest product bloodbath includes underused or obsolete products you probably don’t need. Amongst the latest fatalities is iGoogle, which will die on November 1. What is iGoogle, and who uses it? To be honest a couple of us had to look it up.

Google's New Little Apps Company, LabPixies

The best apps for any Google platform – like, say, Android – are almost inevitably written by Google. Now Google’s bought a little app company called LabPixies, that makes widgets and games for Android and iGoogle, so expect more. [Google via Cnet]

Gmail Chat Getting File Transfers Soon

Over at the Google Blog today they’ve announced new file transfer capabilities in iGoogle and orkut. That’s fun! But what I’m most excited about is their promise of file transfer in Gmail.

Google's Petrol Price Tracker Gadget For iGoogle Tells You Where To Fill Up

Google gets it. They understand. While they’re thinking about starting their own countries and creating a whole new mobile platform (and rolling around on rollerblades while doing it), they understand that regular folk are struggling, especially at the petrol pump.

That’s why they’ve launched a gadget for iGoogle which tells you the price of any petrol station in Australia. They update the information twice daily – so the information is going to be fairly accurate – and you can search either by suburb, price or brand.

You can download the gadget for your iGoogle homepage here. It’s a free download, so there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t use it, unless of course you prefer to walk or catch public transport. In which case – kudos to you for being better than the rest of us…

[Google Australia Blog via Lifehacker]

iGoogle Gets Some Aussie Artist Themes, Interesting

Fans of Australian artists like John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Rolf Harris, Anne Geddes, Ken Done or The Wiggles are about to get a big treat – themes for iGoogle!

The themes were designed by the artists as a massive marketing ploy way of offering fans another way of expressing their support, and part of Google’s global effort to let people personalise their online experience.

John Butler, that hippy rockstar with a social conscience, loves the idea: “The term Google has become part of the English vernacular as a way to say go find out yourself…get informed. As someone who is part of a progressive generation who sees this small world as one interconnected community, I’m proud to represent the Australian arts scene on a global level.”

You can click here to see which other Australian artists are available, or if you want to widen your reach to see what the rest of the world is offering, check here.

[Google Artist Themes]

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