Google has just launched in Beta (I think) a tool which lets you personalise your Google homepage. If you’ve used My Yahoo!, Google has almost “taken” the idea from there. There is of course a controversy already started on this, and for the best coverage, I’ll straight-forwardly let a Yahoo! employee give you the details. Read the Google Blog post to see how it all started.
My friends have been asking me for something that could add Gmail and news headlines to the Google homepage. I saw a Slashdot post requesting the same thing, and someone wrote back: if you want that feature, do it yourself and whip up some code or scrape the data. Of course, why would my friends spend any time hacking this together when they could just get me to do it for them?