Pageflakes is a personalized start page application.
Pageflakes was founded in Germany in 2006 but is now headquarted in the United States in San Francisco, California. Pageflakes was acquired by Live Universe on April the 13th, 2008.The service is basically the same as Netvibes or iGoogle. They offer customizable start pages where you can add your own feed subscriptions, email service, local weather forecast, bookmark lists, etcetera. There are also publicly shared homepages called "Pagecasts".
Pageflakes is not so much different from other homepage services. The biggest difference is that the modules are not called widgets or gadgets but: Flakes.
Looks the same as Netvibes. Works the same as similar services with a drag and drop function for the placement of different modules.
Registration is not needed for testing all the features of the service. To save a personalized homepage you need to sign up with your first name, last name, email address and password. Optional fields are "interests", "gender" and "date of birth".
Free to use
Pageflakes is a solid start-page application but they offer the same functionality as everybody else.