Sunday, June 4th, 2006
Ajax homepage/portal Fold.com has folded (via TechCrunch). Late last year, we were receiving at least a couple of releases a week about new Ajax homepages, so it seemed inevitable there would be some casualties in this crowded space.
In some cases, it’s difficult to see how each of these products differentiate itself from the competition, and that’s going to be a problem when the competition includes some of the players in the industry. Some create an even bigger obstacle by requiring registration before you can even test drive the site.
I’m currently busy working on other stuff so Fold is deactivated for the time being.
Thanks for your interest.
Maybe this is a one-off, or maybe there’s some consolidation coming up in this area. Are people really using these sites as their homepages? Their blog readers? It’s hard to gauge, as there hasn’t been much mainstream interest about them.
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:18 pm