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Anyone’s a magazine editor with Scoop.it, launching publicly today

Scoop.it, a tool that lets people gather and distribute content from around the Web based their interests and passions, is launching publicly today after a year in an invite-only beta. A robust algorithm helps you find relevant articles and videos, but the real appeal of Scoop.it is that anyone can be a magazine editor, curating and sharing attractive topic pages.

DEMO: Thoora uncovers the most talked about web content

Thoora is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.

Former MySpace execs launch Gravity to personalize the Web

A team of former MySpace executives is launching a new company on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco. Chief executive Amit Kapur said he left MySpace, the troubled News Corp. Internet portal, because his new company Gravity presents an even bigger opportunity: Basically, it uses your interests to help you find relevant content.

Pearltrees lands $1.6M more for social discovery on the Web

Pearltrees, a social tool for discovering and organizing Web content, has announced it secured a second round of funding for €1.3 million (US$1.6 million). The funding will be used to expand globally, especially in the US.