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Pearltrees brings your interest graph' to the iPad

Pearltrees brings your interest graph' to the iPad
One of the more buzzword-y buzzwords in Silicon Valley right now is the "interest graph," which is supposed to connect people and the topics that they're interested in. Lots of startups promise to tap into the interest graph, but Pearltrees CEO Patrice Lamothe says a new app from his startup is "maybe the first time you actually see an interest graph." The new feature, which Lamothe variously describes as "visual discovery" (his pitch to the tech press) and "related interests" (what it's actually called in the app), is included in the just-launched iPad application from the previously Web-only company. Related interests have also been added to the Pearltrees website, but Lamothe is clearly more excited by the iPad version—he warned that the Web experience probably isn't quite as good. That kind of self-deprecation from a startup CEO is a little strange, except that the Pearltrees iPad app is pretty impressive.

Pearltrees Launches iPad App That Lets Users Connect Through Their Curated Interests Posted by Tom Foremski - October 11, 2011 (Pearltrees is a consulting client.) Pearltrees, a French-based curation platform, today released an iPad app that lets users easily explore the curated collections of websites created by more than 200,000 people, via a unique visual and touch interface that serves a discovery engine based on interests. The company has the world's largest community of online curators on its platform. Many work in teams to create a Pearltree, which consists of "pearls" -- each is a visual metaphor for a web page. The free application takes full advantage of the iPad's touch interface to enable users to quickly discover collections of websites with simple swipes of their finger. "This is the first time that you can see an interest graph in action," said Patrice Lamothe, CEO and co-founder of Pearltrees. Pearltrees is betting that many people are suffering from social network fatigue and the many chores of online relationship management. About Pearltrees: Useful Links:

Pearltrees Raises $6.7M For Its “Collaborative Interest Graph” Pearltrees, a company offering a novel interface for sharing and finding content, has raised 5 million euros ($6.7 million US) in new funding. The basic unit of the Pearltrees service is the pearl, which is basically a bookmark. Users can assemble these pearls into trees based around a topic. Meanwhile, Pearltrees is using that data to determine how different topics and bookmarks are related, and allows users to find new pearls (related to whatever topic they’re exploring) through its “related interests” button. Following the lead from Google’s PageRank and Facebook’s EdgeRank, Pearltrees has named its technology TreeRank. In essence, it’s offering its own version of the “interest graph”, a goal that many startups are chasing. Pearltrees launched in December 2009, and the company says it has been growing consistently at 15 percent per month, and that users have now created 15 million pearls which were assembled into 2 million trees. Previous investor Groupe Accueil led the new round.

Pearltrees makes Web curation a joy with its 'magical' new iPad app Not many tech CEOs would have the guts to describe their products as “magical” and as delivering “pure happiness”, but that’s exactly how Pearltrees‘ Patrice Lamothe describes the startup’s iPad app released today. You know what? He may just be right. Pearltrees is a service that takes a visual approach to Web curation. Launched late last year with its browser-based version, it allows you to create networks of ‘pearls’ on screen. Everything’s public on Pearltrees, so searching for ‘iPhone’, for example, will bring up all the iPhone-relates pearltrees created by 200,000 users the service has amassed so far. Now the iPad app brings a whole new dimension to both curation and content discovery. As with the browser-based version, all the pearltrees you create are public, meaning that you’re contributing to a huge ‘interest graph’ that Pearltrees is building up behind the scenes. That’s where the discovery element of the app comes in. That’s where the discovery element of the app comes in.

Silicon Valley Watcher - at the intersection of technology and media: PRWatch Archives The first Hubbies awards (winners above) were presented in San Francisco earlier this week recognizing breakthrough digital creative work. It is organized by a new publication The Hub, a sister publication to PR Week. Steve Barrett, (below, right) Editor-in-Chief of PR Week was on hand as part of a day-long conference discussing key trends in digital PR. He also interviewed Brian Solis from Altimeter Group. The Hub is based in San Francisco and edited by Omar Akhtar (below, left) Story continues... When I first introduced the concept of every company is a media company in 2005 there were very few people that understood what this meant. With so few media professionals around to help tell a company’s stories it makes sense for companies to try to tell their own stories and get them out online and into the many communities that matter to them. Story continues... Richard Edelman (right) with Steve Barrett, Editor-in-Chief of PR Week, at a Churchill Club event in 2013. Story continues...

Pearltrees for iPad Pearltrees is a free, visual and collaborative library that lets you organize web pages, files, photos and notes to retrieve and share them anywhere easily. Leverage Pearltrees’ community to discover amazing stuff related to your interests and enrich your account. Retrieve anything you keep in Pearltrees from your computer, mobile and tablet. What people are saying about Pearltrees: "The most elegant and visual way of collecting and sharing online content" The Next Web"Pearltrees puts a library in your pocket" Digital Trends"This app makes a wonderful experience navigating the pearls" Forbes Features: • Have everything you like at your fingertips all the time• Access your pearltrees from anywhere: computers, iPads and iPhones• Keep everything you like: web pages, files, photos and notes• Browse your favorite things blazingly fast• Discover interesting stuff in your area of interests• Collaborate on your favorite topics• Share all of this Pearltrees is free to download and use. What's new

Pearltrees Review - Web Content Curation Community Pearltrees for iPad is a Must-Have App "Tell me when it's an iPad app," I've told the team behind web curation startup Pearltrees over and over again. That day has finally come and what was a clumsy, Flash-based web experience is now a gorgeous, brilliant iPad app. Happy day, the Pearltrees iPad app is finally here! Pearltrees is a link saving and sharing service that uses a beautiful visual metaphor - links are saved as floating glass orbs just made for touching, swiping and zooming. Above, my collection of links related to Pearltrees. What do you get out of it? I am really having a good time using Pearltrees but there are a few things that could make it much better. Another feature that would make this all the more compelling would be offline caching of content. Now if you'll excuse me, I just found a great looking Pearl about crisis mapping technology Ushahidi and I really want to zip around on my iPad and read it.

Pearltrees: Slick Social Bookmarking and Curation Tool Now on iPad WHAT: A web-based and iPad application to organize and curate your social life online. Users collect, or bookmark, web pages, tweets, Google+ posts and more, and arrange them in pearls or pearltrees. A pearl holds anything interesting you find on the web with a URL. A pearltree is a collection of webpages that functions like a folder. Users can write editorials that explain the pearltree's purpose to effectively attract visitors. LAUNCHER: Patrice Lamothe, founder and CEO. WHY: Everyone consumes content online, but there's no easy way to curate all your content across several websites and social networks. BACKSTORY: Pearltrees first launched as website, but when the iPad came out, Patrice realized that the tablet is a "natural and a perfect fit." BUSINESS MODEL: Freemium. "Users want to share publicly, but also would like to have the ability to create feeds of people using private pearl trees." CUSTOMERS/GROWTH: 200K registered users. WHO BACKED IT: French, British and German investors.

App of the Week: Pearltrees Title: Pearltrees Platform: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later) Cost: Free I’ve known about the Pearltrees website for quite awhile but never found using it that easy or intuitive. Then I read the review of the new Pearltrees iPad app on ReadWriteWeb and thought, “I have to try this out.” To get started you create a Pearltree on a particular topic – say teens and libraries – and then add pearls (websites) to the tree by typing in a URL, or by using the Pearltrees bookmarklet that makes it easy to be at a site in Safari on the iPad and add the URL to one of your trees. What makes the Pearltrees app even more exciting is that you can connect trees together. Pearltrees also makes it possible to collaborate with others on the creation of a tree. There are lots of ways in which the Pearltrees app could be used with and for teens. Of course this could also work very well for teens working on a project for class. For more YALSA App of the Week posts visit the App of the Week Archive.