So I hear that Google is finally rolling out their canvas style pages for iGoogle today. All they have to do now is get rid of the ridiculous waste of space in the page header.
I find the iGoogle start page redesign interesting since it is looking more and more like a hub for all your web based services. With expanded gadgets from the WSJ and NYT, I don’t see much difference on the surface between what iGoogle is accomplishing and the multi-process concept behind Chrome.
All my search traffic flows through Google. If they start returning search results (suggestions…the whole 9 yards) directly in iGoogle and enough outside web sites/services can be brought onboard, I doubt I would have to leave iGoogle very often, or at all (I consume most web content through Google Reader anyway).
At any rate, I am glad Google is, at the very least, finally trying to tie together all of their services in a way that makes more sense.
Food for thought: Down the road, someone should write a plugin/greasemonkey script that returns in iGoogle search results from queries I enter in the browser integrated search bar.