Alltop Launches Personalized Feed Reader That Can Hardly Be Personalized

<img src="" width="214" height="99" /><a href="">Alltop</a>, the "online magazine rack" that offers visitors a clean overv

Was Anyone Still In Doubt Over LiveUniverse's Demise?

<img src="" alt="" />There's currently a thread on <a href="">Techmeme</a> based on <a href="http:/

Pageflakes Acquisition Confirmed

The personalized start page is dead. Long live the personalized start page. Pageflakes, a nice-looking but perennial also-ran in the world of start-page startups, has been officially acquired by Brad

Pageflakes Acquired By Live Universe

Pageflakes, an Ajax home page service that originally launched in Germany in late 2005, has been acquired by Los Angeles based Live Universe, sources tell us. The deal has not yet been announced, and

The Personalized Homepage War: Who Matters

It’s time for an update on the personalized homepage wars – Netvibes and Pageflakes tend to get most of the press attention, and they are certainly pushing the envelope and trying to find

Buy Your Own Netvibes/Pageflakes – Bidding Starts At $90

Personalized desktop pages have been a popular as various players have grown market share, and others have failed. Providers like Netvibes, Pageflakes, My Yahoo and iGoogle have a passionate user base

Global Grind: Ajax, Finally, For The Hip Hop Demographic

The global hip-hop community: twenty four million people between the ages of 19-34, from a range of nationalities, ethnic groups and religions. Their collective spending power is $500 billion annually

Amnesty Hypercube Brings Web Widgets To The Desktop

Mesa Dynamics has announced the alpha preview release of Amnesty Hypercube, a desktop platform for web widgets. Amnesty Hypercube allows users to use web widgets, such as those provided by Google Gadg

Pageflakes Blizzard Release Launches

Customized home page startup Pageflakes launched a slew of new features this morning under what it is calling its “Blizzard” release. Among all of the new features, the two that are import

Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts

Personalized desktop startup Pageflakes has long offered collaborative desktop sharing, allowing users to share pages within a private group, edited by multiple people, or published to the world. From

Preview of Pageflakes "Flurry" Release

Personalized home page startup Pageflakes is under new management. The Benchmark-funded startup opened an office in Silicon Valley and brought on Dan Cohen, who previously led the teams working on Goo

A Little Perspective On Ajax Home Pages

We’ve tracked a bunch of customizable, Ajax-rich home pages over the last couple of years. At one point it seemed like a new one was launching every week. New ones are still launching (here&#821

FreeYourID: Personalized OpenID

FreeYourID is a new web service that allows users to register a personal .Name domain name which in turn can be used as an OpenID identifier, website URL and email host. Your domain name will be in th

Something Funny is Going On At Pageflakes

There’s an odd story developing that involves Pageflakes, a customizable Ajax home page product, and FeedBurner. BoingBoing was first to report this after noticing that their RSS feed count went

Pageflakes 2.0 To Launch

Pageflakes, an Ajax home page service that is headquartered in Germany, is preparing to launch a major user interface change in the next day or two. I interviewed co-founder and CEO Christoph Janz and

Benchmark Invests in Pageflakes: Ajax Desktop War Heats Up

German startup Pageflakes, an Ajax-rich personalized home page (an early profile is here) will announce a Series A round of financing led by Benchmark Capital on Wednesday. The size of the round will

Yep, One More Ajax Desktop – Pageflakes

I recently wrote that the Ajax desktop space was getting crazy-crowded. That was before Google released their desktop widget API and favoor launched. And now we have a developer release of a new ajax