Start-up looks to add pluck to browsers

Start-up Pluck on Monday launched its first product, a set of tools designed to help people add capabilities to Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browsing software.

Pluck's self-titled package of browser add-ons promises to affix a range of extensions to IE, including expanded Web searching capabilities, live content folder sharing and a so-called rich site summary (RSS) reader. The product also includes an online community aspect, as it lets people exchange information saved in documents or folders.

A Pluck user, for instance, can create an online folder of links on a specific topic and distribute it to other individuals using the system. People armed with the company's software would automatically receive the information or updates in real time, while the content could be forwarded to parties not using Pluck's tools via e-mail. In addition to sharing information with friends or co-workers, the system also lets people create public folders available to anyone who has downloaded the Pluck application.

News source: ZDNet

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