I was reading over at TechCrunch that Google personalized homepages were re-launching as iGoogle. When I logged into my account, sure enough, there it was; iGoogle.
Now, most things that start with an i followed by a product name remind me of Apple. I think it was that iMac that started it all and of course the iPod, iTunes and wealth of other i stuff. Is Google keen on Apple? Well probably not.
The old personalized homepages were known as ig – http://www.google.com/ig – so they just expanded upon that and spelled it out; iGoogle.
To me, the name change is cool. I like it and think it helps separate Google from the personalized area a bit more. Having recently started to ramp up my personal homepage use, the iGoogle name is a welcome addition.
Rock on iGoogle!