Google Personalization Goes Global

    November 3, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Personalized home pages have been limited to the United States until recently, as Google has expanded the number of countries where they will be available.

A Canadian developer posted on the Google Blog how the search engine has made personalized home pages a Google feature in several other countries.

Software engineer Dylan Parker wrote about it, presumably while getting Timbits crumbs on his keyboard (for the rest of us, timbits are known as “doughnut holes.”):

I’ve been working on the personalized homepage from Victoria, B.C., and I’ve never been psyched to have to sign in to the U.S. version every morning. While Seattle’s pretty close, I’d prefer to have the actual weather for Victoria — and have it in Celsius. Now I can, because today we expanded the personalized homepage to 16 new regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and ahem, Canada.

Now I can enjoy my morning Timbits with a Google homepage – Canadian-style.

Once again, Google makes the world a little better place.

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