Gadget browses full suite of Google blogs

Can't keep up with the profusion of Google blogs? Company offers two new ways: an iGoogle gadget and a directory.

Google has a new iGoogle gadget to keep up with Google blogs.
Google has a new iGoogle gadget to keep up with Google blogs. Google

Google loves to announce new developments on its profusion of official blogs. Keeping up with the blogs is easy--if you're interested in only a small fraction of the online giant's activity. But dealing with the full arsenal of dozens of Google blogs can be taxing.

Google's fix for the plight: more Google technology. The company announced late Sunday what amounts to a channel changer for its iGoogle customized home page service, a Google blogs gadget that gives quicker access to the full list of Google blogs. Think of it as special-purpose RSS feed reader.

Also new is a site that lists all Google blogs, subdivided into five categories.

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.


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