Category Archives: Google

Google API nightmare: How I fixed the “Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Net.Http.Primitives, Version=1.5.0.0 …” exception

PS: This solution may or may not apply to your situation; my environment consisted of VS 2012, .NET 4.0, C#, Non-MVC web application, EPi Server CMS. Well aren’t the Google API a joy uh? Spent way too much time figuring … Read more

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Startpage supposedly the most private search engine.. uses Google AdWords?

Just feels a bit contradictive to me as we know advertisements basically live off tracking. In the picture below we can clearly see tracking parameters on the adwords links. Not to mention Google is mainly an advertisement company, we can … Read more

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What Mozilla does right with Mozilla Home and Google did wrong with iGoogle

When Google announced they were shutting down iGoogle I reacted on how they were screwing up the experience for the remaining users despite having a long closing time (1st of November 2013). Long story short they’ve accumulated massive opposition from … Read more

Posted in Firefox Home, Google, iGoogle, Mozilla | 1 Comment

iGoogle replacements

Netvibes Netvibes may be my iGoogle replacement of choice as of now. It seems to be fairly flexible and also importing the iGoogle feeds to Netvibes was a breeze. Appearently Netvibes requires the import file to be in an OPML … Read more

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Google phasing out iGoogle and screwing up

So iGoogle is being phased out (service stops at the 1st of November 2013) and of course with my luck I’m being quite “dependant” on it. It’s not an essential service but it’s mighty handy to keep me updated on … Read more

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