Curiously reminiscent of another company's penchant for iThings, iGoogle was a fully customizable personal home page that could be outfitted with a whole suite of features like news, sports, weather, a chat box, photos, a daily quote, themed “skins,” and links to your Gmail. But it pulled the plug in 2013 after deciding to double down on its Google+ efforts. And we all know how well that turned out.
One of the most intuitive and sleek RSS feed aggregators out there, Google Reader provided an easy, efficient, and free way to save blog posts and articles from your favorite places around the web. However, citing declining use, Google shut it down in 2013 -- pissing off plenty of people (like myself), who were forced to switch to different and less-reliable services.