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Pageflakes is an Ajax-based startpage or personal web portal similar to Netvibes, My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Microsoft Live. The site is organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected modules called Flakes. Each Flake varies in content; information such as RSS/Atom feeds, Calendar, Notes, Web search, weather forecast, bookmarks, Flickr photos, social networking tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, email and user-created modules. Pageflakes has 250,000 Flakes and over 130,000 Pagecasts (publicly shared pages created by users with individual URLs).



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Sample Pageflakes page

Pageflakes was launched at the end of 2005. The site began in Germany, but is now headquartered in San Francisco, United States. The company was initially privately funded. Balderton Capital (originally Benchmark Capital) invested an undisclosed amount in May 2006. Dan Cohen was appointed CEO in January 2007. [1]

Underlying Technology

Some of the major components used for building the framework are ASP.NET 2.0, including the ASP.NET AJAX components, and JavaScript. However developers building flakes can use a more diverse toolset.[2]

PageFlakes had a major outage on Failure Friday 30 January 2009 as noted by CNET. [3]

See also


  1. "Benchmark Invests in Pageflakes: Ajax Desktop War Heats Up". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  2. "Building flakes for Pageflakes". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  3. "Failure Friday: Red Herring, Magnolia, and Pageflakes go dark". 

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