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Pageflakes gets a facelift - and much more


Stuttgart/Germany – October 24, 2006 – Pageflakes, a leading player in the rapidly-growing personalized startpage space, today released a completely overhauled version of its popular web site - In addition to numerous new features and enhancements, Pageflakes also got a completely new look and feel.

The new site has been designed by Jeremy Baines, owner of the London-based award-wining design company “this side up”, who recently joined Pageflakes as Head of UI. One of the most visible changes besides the fresh new look is a “Welcome Wizard” which greets new users and makes getting started with Pageflakes easier than ever. The user simply selects from a sample of popular modules (“flakes”) such as Address Book, Search, Weather, Email and News and chooses his favourite colour scheme. Pageflakes then creates a customized page based on the user’s selection.
The long list of further improvements and new features includes:

Dozens of pre-created page templates for typical use cases such as work, family, sports, finance, entertainment, education and much more. Now it takes just a mouse click to add a whole page with the best modules for a certain topic area.

A Feed Directory and a Podcast Directory with hundreds of news feeds and podcasts from all over the world and for almost every category.

A new Pageflakes community environment at which allows users to search, submit, rate and discuss flakes and do much more.

Setting up a shared page with other users is now easier than ever.

A Public Pages Gallery of all the pages which Pageflakes users have published.
“This update represents a quantum leap for Pageflakes and makes the site much more appealing for the mainstream user,” said Jeremy, whose Web 2.0 work experience includes working for clients like TechCrunch and CollectiveX. “Jeremy has done an incredible job and we’re super-excited to present the new look to our users,” added Christoph Janz, co-founder & CEO of Pageflakes.

“At the same time, the new design is really just one of the many big improvements of our new version. Our new Public Pages Gallery alone, for example, adds a whole new dimension to the concept of personalized startpages.”

About Pageflakes

Pageflakes is a leading player in the rapidly-growing personalized startpage space. At, the company provides a convenient one-stop access-point to a user’s favourite internet applications and content such as blogs, news feeds, 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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