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Pearltrees releases a new version, without any pearls nor trees

The Paris-based startup founded in 2009 once declared: “We focus on the visual potential of Pearltrees to let people dive deeply into their interests and nearly feel them”. Their product, offering a digital curation tool, was unique because of the visual interface voluntareely original: links and folders symbolized by rounded pearls attached together like the branches of a tree. Today, pearls and trees have disappeared to make room for a brand new and larger organisation tool. Two years ago, everyone wanted to build products around “curation” and “interest graph”. Today the keywords have shifted to “collaborative SaaS tool” and “organizing data”. Pearltrees, who has raised €8,5 million in two rounds, is renewing itself to match the new trends by releasing a new version focused on organization of collections in a more “obvious” way. Why giving up the core of the product, after 4,5 years of existence and 1,7 million users?

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Pearl Trees - Documents Cetakan Pertama/First Printing 2011 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Diterbitkan di Malaysia oleh/Published in Malaysia by PUSAT PEMBANGUNAN AKADEMIK UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor D.E., MALAYSIA e-mel: pghppa@ukm.my Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide Mohamed Amin Embi ISBN 978-983-3168-19-4 CHAPTER 10 - PEARLTREES - What is Pearltrees?..…………………………………....………….......................1 Ways of using Pearltrees……………………………...............................................1 Get started with Pearltrees……………………………………….......................3 References……………………………………………………………………....8 Chapter 10: Pearltrees 1 Chapter 10 PEARLTREES WHAT IS PEARLTREES? Pearltrees is a fascinating and innovative new social networking site that is centered on communicating common interests in a visually interesting and complex manner.

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