The Future of Personalized Start Pages

I use Protopage myself and I noticed that a similar product 'Fold' recently folded! Here is an article by Richard MacManus that I noticed on his very nice Read/Write site:

Personalized Start Pages is a growing, but fiercely competitive, market. So what are they? Predominantly they're homepages for Web information, gadgets and widgets. The difference from old-style web portals are: the user can personalize them much more (with RSS, inline email, etc), the content is more interactive and potentially much more useful (i.e. gadgets, widgets), they can be collaborative, and there is Ajax pixie dust to make it more of a desktop-like experience.

Sourced at Read/WriteWeb

Posted on 05 Jun around 9pm