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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, del.icio.us 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).
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. 
PageFlakes had a major outage on Failure Friday 30 January 2009 as noted by CNET. 
- ↑ "Benchmark Invests in Pageflakes: Ajax Desktop War Heats Up". http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/05/30/benchmark-invests-in-pageflakes-ajax-desktop-war-heats-up/. Retrieved 2007-06-05.
- ↑ "Building flakes for Pageflakes". http://www.pageflakes.com/devdoc/devdocp1.html. Retrieved 2007-06-05.
- ↑ "Failure Friday: Red Herring, Magnolia, and Pageflakes go dark". http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10153816-2.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0.
- Pageflakes Homepage
- Pageflakes Company Page
- Gallery of all available Flakes
- PC Magazine article from March 2008
- KTVZ News Channel 21 from March 2008
- Drop Things An open source portal created by Omar AL Zabir (co-founder and CTO of Pageflakes) for a book he wrote on the subject.
- Omar wrote a book "Building Web 2.0 Portal using ASP.NET 3.5" where he shows how to build such a portal that can withstand millions of hits. He talks about many performance, scalability and production challenges that are important for any high volume website. The book is available from O'Reilly and also at Amazon
- Flake Developers
- Pageflakes Press Center
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