Google announced today that it is shutting down iGoogle, which was a Protopage competitor.
Protopage launched in 2005 and is still going despite nearly every other start page shutting down or becoming derelict.
We were one of TechCrunch’s first ever posts on August 18th 2005 (after seeing we were the #1 most bookmarked site on delicious that weekend), and we’re still going strong!
FYI, unlike other start pages that took huge amounts of venture capital and underwent forced sales, Protopage is completely independent and debt free, and we hope to be around to celebrate our 50th birthday one day if the internet is still around…
(If you’ve just discovered Protopage, you can try it here)