, a personalized
home page site whose main distinguishing feature until now has been its Flash-based interface, is planning to add some
more compelling features soon, namely instant messaging and online file storage. According to TechCrunch's Michael
the file storage feature will be through Box.net
using its new API and
include up to 1GB storage (with a crappy 5MB-per-file limit), and the IM component will work with all the major IM
networks (a la Meebo
). Head over to TechCrunch
screenshot of the new IM feature.
Speaking of Google Talk and personalized home pages, though, it seems odd
to me that Google has yet to integrate its own IM service with its own Personalized
. Perhaps they're working on it.