UPDATE: GenCircles is no longer in operation. The web site is still there but apparently there are no humans monitoring it. For details, see the 2006 article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2006/03/pearl_street_so.html and the 2007 article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/08/pearl-street-so.html.
Original Article: Pearl Street Software is well-known as the creator of the GenCircles web site and Family Tree Legends, a genealogy program. The company produced excellent products, but in recent months they received numerous complaints concerning a lack of customer support. A solution may now be at hand: genealogy site MyHeritage is merging with Pearl Street Software.
MyHeritage will pick up Pearl Street’s VP of Technology and gain control of Family Tree Legends, GenCircles with more than 160 million ancestors, and more than 400 million public records in the Family Tree Legends Records Collection.
MyHeritage has more than 10 million registered users.
MyHeritage has announced that it will offer all the Pearl Street Software free of charge.
You can read more about MyHeritage at http://www.myheritage.com.