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Happy 11th birthday, Netvibes!


Today, September 15, 2016, Netvibes turns 11! To celebrate, we’re giving away a one-year VIP pass to 11 of our users. Want to win one? Read more below.

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Since Netvibes’ founding in 2005, we’ve made a lot of additions to the dashboard over the years. Here are some of our favorite milestones from the past year:

  • Trend-Tracing Triggers: Create Potions based on historical data trends and predictive analytics. Go beyond what just happened; automate business actions based on what is currently happening or what is forecast to happen in the future.
  • Shared Libraries: Analyze any topic using “Libraries”—tailored lists of sources that are searchable, shareable and fully customizable. Create your own Library of trusted sources, or choose from expert-curated Libraries in your industry.
  • Geolocation facet: Visualize on a map where news is happening or conversations are taking place.
  • In-App Insights: With just a click discover new insights into your feeds, such as: How talkative is this source? How many articles from this feed are stored on my dashboard
  • Compare To: With just a click, you can instantly compare the charts on your dashboard to any period of time in the past.
  • Wizardry: Create a new custom dashboard in minutes.
  • Award: Netvibes was named “Best IoT Technical Innovation” in the 2015/16 Internet of Things Awards.
  • Award: Netvibes won the 2015 Appster award for “Best IoT Development

To mark our 11th birthday and thank all of you for using Netvibes, we’re offering a one-year VIP pass to 11 blog readers. To participate, post a comment below. You can tell us how you’re using your dashboard, what your favorite Potion is, or simply wish us a happy birthday. We will pick 11 comments from the English and French versions of the blog and will announce the winners next week.

Catch all the important news with Netvibes’ Weekly Digest


You may notice a new email in your inbox this week. Netvibes is launching a Weekly Digest, our once-a-week email newsletter customized for each user, based on his or her unique interests and reading habits.

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The Weekly Digest presents a list of the most-popular and newsworthy articles that you have not yet read, collected from your personal Netvibes dashboard. Never again miss an important story. With Netvibes, you’ll always be in the loop on what’s happening.

Netvibes’ Weekly Digest is still in beta. If you haven’t yet received a Weekly Digest, stay tuned as more users will begin receiving the emails over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, make sure that the “Send me announcements, tips and service updates” checkbox is ticked on your email settings page.

Let us know what you think by sharing a comment below, or contact us.

Map where news is taking place with Netvibes’ new Geolocation Facet


Netvibes dashboards deliver the real-time intelligence you need to monitor everything that matters to your business. With our newly launched Geolocation search facet, you can now visualize on a map where news is happening or where conversations are taking place.

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With just a click from the dashboard, you can instantly create a new map to see where any topic is being discussed. The map data reflects all of the locations that are mentioned in the relevant articles, but not where the articles are published. For example, an article about the Russian president’s trip to Iran published by the New York Times would be counted as a hit both for “Russia” and for “Iran,” but not “New York.” This level of categorization is important because it provides a comprehensive overview of all locations involved while delivering reliable, trustworthy results.

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New websites: NetvibesBusiness.com and Netvibes.com


Netvibes has a new look: we just launched two websites to help all users discover the power of dashboard intelligence. The new NetvibesBusiness.com explores enterprise and team use cases for our Premium dashboards, while the revamped Netvibes.com showcases dashboards for individual users.

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Netvibes Dashboard Intelligence provides the real-time insights you need to drive better decision-making, based on data. Click to NetvibesBusiness.com for a complete overview of our Premium Dashboards for Teams and Enterprise. From the new website, you can take an introductory tour of Netvibes, explore our dashboard features, and read business cases from real customers. Aggregate all your content and data, analyze information for key insights, and automate alerts and actions from the dashboard to keep your business ahead of the market.

Whether you want to monitor product sentiment and business metrics, or just keep an eye on what’s happening with your Internet, Netvibes has you covered. Individual users can click to the new-and-improved Netvibes.com to explore dashboards for one. Create a free, personal dashboard using Netvibes Basic to subscribe to your favorite blogs and websites, aggregate all your social networks and apps, manage your email, calendar, to do list, automate Internet of Things devices and more.

Check out our new websites at NetvibesBusiness.com and Netvibes.com. For a free demo or to ask a question, contact us.

Coming Next Fall: Private Tabs on Master Dashboards


Netvibes Premium for Team makes collaboration easy. By introducing Private tabs, Netvibes will give you even more control over your content: You will soon be able to decide to share or hide content from the rest of your team.

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Quick background
When Netvibes for Team users access their team’s dashboard for the first time, they retrieve a copy of the Master dashboard. They can then customize their own copy as they wish without altering the content of the Master dashboard. Only users granted with the Publisher role can connect to the Master Dashboard and make permanent changes to it.
However, Publishers may want to keep some content located on the Master Dashboard private. Until now, they have been able to hide tabs from copies but their content was still indexed and displayed in the Analytics and Tracked Topic results of the dashboard.
To give you more control over what you share, we are planning to introduce Private Tabs next fall.

What’s new
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Webinar: 2016 Election insights from the Netvibes dashboard


Curious about what’s happening in the 2016 Election? Want to learn more about Netvibes dashboards? Join us next week for a free webinar in which we’ll explore real-time insights from the U.S. presidential campaign, using the Netvibes 2016 live Election Dashboard.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time:  8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT / 4:00pm GMT / 5:00pm CET (webinar recording will be available afterward)

Register here: https://global.gotowebinar.com/manageWebinar.tmpl?webinar=5811068862346496515

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As the Republican and Democratic National Conventions wrap up next week, come participate (or just watch and listen!) in this webinar highlighting and predicting key insights around this year’s U.S. presidential election. Using a live Netvibes event dashboard, we will analyze trends and sentiment happening in real-time from the convention. We’ll also look at other insights around the 2016 race, including top voter issues, candidate scandals, and more.

With the Netvibes Election Dashboard collecting and analyzing key data for the last six months, we have been able to see and predict key trends and events in the race. Check out the Netvibes Election Blog for some examples. This webinar will introduce you to the key elements of political Dashboard Intelligence, including:

  • Key media tracking and analysis
  • Crisis and event alerting and insights
  • Predictive analytics and historical comparisons

The webinar is set to be interactive, so participants can ask questions while we analyze the dashboard data in real time. Join us by registering here: https://global.gotowebinar.com/manageWebinar.tmpl?webinar=5811068862346496515

Disclaimer

The Netvibes Election dashboard is meant to provide a neutral analysis of available election data. It should not be considered an official statement by Netvibes, Inc. or Dassault Systèmes.

Control more IoT devices: Netvibes Potions with Samsung ARTIK Cloud


Recently Netvibes had the pleasure of taking part in the Samsung Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. There we announced our partnership with Samsung’s ARTIK Cloud–a relationship that expands the power of Netvibes Potions to even more devices, consumers and businesses. With the integration of ARTIK into Netvibes, you will soon be able to connect any ARTIK-supported device to the Netvibes dashboard and create Potions using those ingredients.

At the event, Netvibes CTO Florent Solt demonstrated Potions in action using an iHealth oximeter device, connected to Netvibes via ARTIK. Watch the demo video below:

Samsung’s ARTIK Cloud supports a wide variety of smart devices and apps, including the Runkeeper app, iHealth oximeter, Fitbit, and other wearables. By bringing together ARTIK as the data collection layer and Netvibes as the automation layer, Netvibes and Samsung are empowering users to do more with the Internet of Things.

This integration enables the creation of new types of Netvibes Potions, as demonstrated in the video. For example, you can create Potions like:

Pulse recording — A runner is training for the marathon and wants to record her heart metrics over time. She connects her wearable device, an iHealth oximeter, to Netvibes via ARTIK Cloud and creates a Potion to automatically log the recordings.
Potion: When I take a measurement with my iHealth oximeter, then automatically record my blood oxygen reading and pulse rate in a Google spreadsheet.
Going a step further, the runner can also track trends in her running over time. With Netvibes’ unique Trend-Tracing Triggers, Potions can also support complex data triggers, using historical data and predictive analytics. Example Potion: When I run 10k for five days in a row, then post my achievement on Facebook and Twitter.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, as users will soon be able to control any ARTIK-linked device or app through Netvibes.

Try the magic for yourself! Log in to your Netvibes dashboard to create your own Potion now. To learn more, read about Potions on our FAQ page.

Questions? Contact us.

Monitoring aerospace certification and regulatory trends with Netvibes dashboards


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The Aerospace and Defense industry faces the challenge of staying constantly abreast of the latest certification and regulatory changes and ensuring that their companies remain compliant. To do so, companies must not only monitor government and certification agencies around the world, but also track thousands of industry experts, including associations, laboratories, universities and thought leaders, to capture a full view of the trends impacting the market. When you add in the wealth of real-time information available through social media and other online channels, it’s easy to see how big this challenge is.

A Certification & Regulatory intelligence dashboard can streamline and automate much of this monitoring process, efficiently keeping aerospace companies informed about the most important information impacting the industry. For the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, being held this week in the United Kingdom, we set up a Netvibes dashboard to automatically monitor and analyze the current trends in aerospace and defense, as well as certification and regulatory changes on the horizon.

The Netvibes dashboard monitors a wide variety of online sources published by industry experts, social media channels, news and blogs, with automatic charting and sentiment analysis to enable users to quickly understand what’s happening and home in on actionable insights. The dashboard excels at capturing diverse information and automatically identifying weak signals, alerting users to emerging trends in the market. Companies can also connect their own internal data to the dashboard to compare and analyze everything in one place. As a result, the dashboard helps companies to optimize their own regulatory research efforts and gain competitive advantage.

With all data captured and analyzed in one dashboard, aerospace companies can drive better, faster decision-making, based on real-time intelligence. Taking this action a step further, the Netvibes dashboard can also be programmed to act automatically in response to data insights. By creating a “Potion” with custom Trigger(s) and Action(s), e.g., If these 2 Triggers happen, then do Action A; otherwise, do Actions B and C, companies can program their own business logic to act immediately as data trends change. Here are a few example Potions that can be created on the Netvibes dashboard to demonstrate the value to aerospace and defense:

  • Top Brands: If my brand falls out of the Top 5 most-mentioned aviation companies online, then automatically send an email to the marketing team and schedule a meeting to discuss.
  • Change in Sentiment: If negative mentions of my brand increase on social media, then text me and send an email to the team.
  • Weekly report: Every Friday morning, send an email to the executive team, capturing the top articles this week around aerospace certifications and regulatory compliance.

To learn more about Netvibes Dashboard Intelligence or to arrange a free demo, please contact us.

Meet the Netvibes team: Raymon Lacy, summer intern


Last Friday, as the new intern at Netvibes, I had the opportunity to share my story with CBS 5 San Francisco. A tale 7 years in the making, my growth as an individual is showcased here–from a fresh-faced high school senior into a newly anointed graduate of UC Berkeley, embarking on the start of my career.

In my heart-to-heart interview with Wendy Tokuda, I paint a picture wrought with loss and setbacks, while overcoming obstacles through enduring love, support and tenacity. Most importantly, all of this culminates into a vision of triumph and new opportunities! Watch the video here: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/category/news-local-news/3417629-students-rising-above-raymone-lacy/

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A first-generation college student, I had to strike a balance between family ties and my own aspirations–all the while navigating uncharted waters. Initially a Computer Science/Japanese double major, I came out of the gauntlet with a degree in Media Studies – something that proved to be the intersection of all my passions and talents, including: creative writing, social networking, media theory, and technology. All this was made possible with the guidance and support of family, loved ones, and SRA.
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Students Rising Above (SRA) is a non profit organization tasked with leveling the playing field for students who have faced hardship and shown the tenacity to overcome it. SRA was founded by Tokuda, an esteemed and veteran news anchor who sought to give back to the community by investing in its future. SRA invests in low-income, first generation students–helping them realize their potential by guiding and supporting them through college graduation and into the workforce. These graduates break the cycle of poverty within their own families, serving their communities, providing a new generation of employees and leaders from diverse backgrounds, and accelerating positive change.

I am proud and honored to be one such graduate!
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That’s where Netvibes comes in! This summer I’m working at Netvibes as an intern in the PR and Marketing department. They are giving this new grad a chance to prove myself and learn my trade. Under Kim Terca’s tutelage, I am learning new skills and working on a variety of different projects for the Netvibes team. I don’t know what the future has in store, but spurred on by success, support, and an unflappable zeal, I am more than ready to rise to the challenge.

“Raymon is a great addition to the Netvibes team. As one of our interns, he approaches every task with energy and optimism, eager to learn and succeed,” said Kim Terca, Director of UX and PR, Netvibes.

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If you’re interested in learning more about me, feel free to follow me on Twitter or Linkedin. If you would like to support SRA and play a part in the story of another SRA student, click here. If discovering the magic of Netvibes Decision-Making Dashboards more aptly suits your fancy, click here.

Netvibes is hiring! To apply for an internship or a full-time role at Netvibes, please visit http://about.netvibes.com/jobs.php or email us at jobs@netvibes.com.

Summer is here! Automate your digital life with Netvibes Potions


Today is the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to break out the sunglasses and flip-flops. Take to the waves, leave your mundane worries behind, and let your Netvibes dashboard take over your digital day-to-day tasks! With Netvibes Potions, automated actions (as well as guilt-free beach BBQs) are only a click away.

Netvibes Potions for summerNetvibes Potions make it simple to program your dashboard to act for you, automatically. (If you’re new to Potions, learn more on our FAQ page). You choose the Trigger(s) that will activate the Potion, along with the Action(s) that you want Netvibes to do, and your dashboard does the rest. That’s it! So get ready to unplug, put your work phone away, and soak in those summer moments while Netvibes works for you.

Here are a few Summer Potion ideas to get you started:

 

Plan for the weather

Is it a nice day for the beach or the museum? Stay ahead of the curve and plan for the weather! If the forecast is over 70 degrees and Sunny, get a push notification sent to your phone with the weather update, along with a list of fun summer activities in your city. For this Potion, we are using the latest articles published by FunCheapSF, saved as a Tracked Topic on the dashboard. Note: Tracked Topics are available for VIP and Premium users only.

Click here to try this Potion: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=03ffcb88-34dc-11e6-bedf-842b2b482ce2&preconfigtype=module

 

Monitor office KPIs while you’re out

Relax while you’re out on vacation, and let your Netvibes dashboard keep an eye on your business metrics. Set up a Potion to automatically alert you to important changes. For example, when the sales team exceeds its monthly sales goal, automatically receive a text message and send a congratulatory email to your team. Note: Analytics are available for Netvibes Premium dashboards only. Contact us for a free demo.

Click here to try this Potion:

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Got pets? No sweat!

Have a lap cat or a hungry hound at home? Help them stay cool while you’re away. When your Nest Thermostat detects a change in the ambient temperature at home, your Netvibes Potion will adjust the AC accordingly and automatically send a text to your neighbor to make sure your furry friends are staying chill and hydrated.

 

“Paid vacation”

Nothing like making money while at play, am I right? Let Netvibes stay on top of your investments and alert you when there is a change in stock price. For example, if Apple (APPL) stock falls beneath $90.00, automatically receive a text message on your phone and send an email to your financial advisor telling her to buy.

Click here to try this Potion: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=7f1a7e80-34e1-11e6-b76c-782bcb103767&preconfigtype=module

 

These are just a few Potion ideas. Brew your own custom Potion by mixing and matching Trigger(s) and Action(s), using any of Netvibes’ currently supported Ingredients (with more being added all the time). Start Potion-brewing by clicking here, and our wizard will walk you through the easy steps of crafting your first Netvibes Potion.