Stuttgart, Germany (PRWEB) September 3, 2006
Who's the Ajax king? With applications like Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Spreadsheets, Google has taken a decisive lead in creative Ajax-based applications. But is Google still the Ajax king? InformaktionWeek writers Preston Gralla and Barbara Krasnoff asked – and answered – this question in a story that has just been published on TechWeb.
The result: In four out of six categories, Google's products excel. In the "webtop" category, however, Google's offering – as well as Microsoft's Live.com site – has been relegated to the "also available" position. The winner: 10-months old Pageflakes.
"Pageflakes is the one I'd pick," said Barbara Krasnoff. "To begin with, Pageflakes has the most interesting and useful types of applets (which it calls Flakes), and the widest variety: Besides offering a very easy way to link to various popular RSS feeds, the service lets you add the Funny Quote of the Day and TV listings and use a movie finder that hooks into IMDB.com."
"The service also lets you write notes; check the weather; keep to-do and contact lists," she added. "As of this writing, there were 98 different Flakes that you could choose from."
"Pageflakes has around 100 widgets now and is one of the best start pages on the market currently. In my opinion there are some promising business models in this space - and Pageflakes is showing a lot of innovation in pursuing them", said Richard MacManus, ZDNet writer and publisher of the popular ReadWriteWeb blog.
Pageflakes is a leading player in the rapidly-growing personalized startpage space. At http://www.pageflakes.com, the company provides a convenient one-stop access-point to a user's favourite internet applications and content such as blogs, news feeds, Del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr photos and numerous other web services and applications. Since its beta launch in February 2006, Pageflakes has been adding new features at record speed. One of the latest innovations is the ability to share pages with friends or publish them for anyone to see. In May 2006, the company announced that it has secured seed funding from Benchmark Capital.
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