What PageFlakes Does In Life Echoes In A LiveUniverse

Posted Apr 19, 2008

In the movie Gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridias is quoted as saying, What we do in life echoes in eternity. Now that LiveUniverse has acquired PageFlakes, I’m modifying that expression to be What PageFlakes Does In Life Echoes In A LiveUniverse. This article is about the acquisition.

PageFlakes is a custom RSS aggregation web site that is a direct competitor of Netvibes and Google reader. PageFlakes can aggregate RSS feeds with news, sports, finance, videos, technology, music, games, movies, TV, food, and gossip. The possibilities are endless.

PageFlakes will still be led by CEO, Dan Cohen, but will be rolled into LiveUniverse’s LiveVideo. The acquisition amount was undisclosed.

Pageflakes has roughly 250,000 Flakes and over 130,000 Pagecasts. The company was launched in 2005 in Germany but relocated to San Fran. Balderton Capital provided PageFlakes’ initial investment. The technology was built with ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX along with JavaScript [source: Wikipedia].

Information Source:
[1] TechCrunch: Pageflakes Acquisition Confirmed by Erick Schonfeld