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Google discontinues iGoogle web portal

Google has said its iGoogle page designed as web "portal," is to discontinued, as "it had become less relevant" in the age of the mobile internet, AFP has reported. The portal, which allowed users to personalise their start page, will be cut in November 2013 and was among a handful of products axed by the California tech giant. "We originally launched iGoogle in 2005 before anyone could fully imagine the ways that today's web and mobile apps would put personalised, real-time information at your fingertips," Google's Matt Eichner said in a blog post. "So last fall we started a spring clean, and since then we've closed or combined more than 30 products. Today we're announcing a few more closures." Among other products being eliminated is the Google Mini search service for businesses, Google Talk Chatback and Google Video.