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Netvibes Showcase

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We are bringing you here a video which does showcase all different types of dashboards you can create on Netvibes. Are you interested in Design, Photography or do you plan a trip to Tokyo? Netvibes is the tool you need in order to monitor, analyze and publish your favorite topics…
You will also notice in the video a new feature called “Dashboard it!” … it’s something we will release later this week and which will give you a new tool to quickly create dashboards just by entering a topic name.

We hope you’ll like it.

Netvibes Showcase from Netvibes on Vimeo.

I’d also like to thank our partners who did help us make this video happen. Thank you guys, you rock!

Video: Mattrunks | Sound: Sonacom | Project: Fubiz Interactive

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Scheduled maintenance this Saturday


Following the issue we had this Wednesday we have to schedule a downtime for this Saturday.

This will happen in 2 steps:

  • at 9am UTC/GMT (1am PST) we will be offline for 2 hours. During that time we will have to move some databases around and we’ll also use that time to add some new servers to our backend
  • at 11am UTC/GMT (3am PST) the site will be back but we’ll have to do a maintenance on our flags database. This means all your dashboards, widgets and feeds will be available but during that time all feeds will show as “unread” even if you already read them

Everything should be back to normal at 1pm UTC/GMT (5am PST).

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Orange partners with Netvibes to offer the world’s largest collection of mobile widgets

  • The partnership will bring Netvibes’ widget platform to millions of mobile users across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the first time
  • Content providers will have access to Orange’s 130 million mobile customers

Orange and Netvibes today announced a partnership to bring the world’s largest collection of mobile widgets to all types of mobile phone user across an extensive range of handsets. Netvibes’ huge catalogue of nearly 200,000 real-time widgets will be available on Orange widgets, a service featuring on 80% of handsets shipped by Orange. It will also be available on djinngo mobile, an Orange service open to any mobile phone user in the world. And soon, mobile widgets will be available to Orange customers in the recently launched Orange Application Shop

Orange x Netvibes x djinngo

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3 Analyzing Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard

After having covered those last weeks 3 Monitoring Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard and 3 Listening Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard we are going to conclude those posts with some analyzing tools.

Having said that, here are 3 free services which will allow you to turn your Netvibes into a powerful dashboard to gather some datas and metrics in order to better analyze and understand what people are saying about your brand or favorite topic. I hope you’ll like those videos.

If you know of more of such analyzing services don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

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3 Listening Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard

After having covered last week 3 Monitoring Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard today we are going to talk about listening tools. Whats is the difference will you ask me? Well, listening is more about classifying what’s monitored and retrieve the sentiment associated: positive, negative and trend over time.

Having said that, here are 3 free services which will allow you to turn your Netvibes into a powerful dashboard to listen what people are saying about your brand or favorite topic. I hope you’ll like those videos.
If you know of more of such monitoring services don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

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3 Monitoring Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard

Lots of you are using Netvibes with the existing widgets you can find in the gallery but do you know you can also use some of our tools to integrate services which don’t have widgets yet?

Here, I’m covering 3 free services which will allow you to turn your Netvibes into a powerful dashboard to monitor what people are saying about your brand or favorite topic. I hope you’ll like those videos.
If you know of more of such monitoring services don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

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Happy holidays from Netvibes!

Image courtesy of joshunter

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our users a happy holiday season and to offer our best wishes for the new year. We’ve had a great year at Netvibes, introducing countless improvements and new features, and are looking forward to continue to bring you, what we of course consider, the best personalized page in 2009.

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, we hope you have a wonderful break and wish you all the best, both professionally and personally.

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Netvibes Announces Integration with Facebook Connect, Powering Personalized News Sharing for Millions of Facebook Users

Thanks to everyone for coming yesterday to the Facebook Developer Garage. We had the pleasure to host the event at La Cantine in Paris. Traveling through Europe with a stop in Paris yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg , founder of Facebook, took the time to answer the questions of the developers.

And there couldn’t be a better occasion to officially announce that we will soon integrate the platform Facebook Connect into Netvibes. It will give Netvibes users the possibility to share stuff with their Facebook friends. For more details, here is the annoucement:

Paris, France (PRWEB) October 9, 2008 — Netvibes (www.netvibes.com), the leading widget and personalized startpage platform, announced today at the Facebook Developer Garage in Paris that it will soon offer full integration with Facebook Connect, enabling its users to: login using their Facebook ID; integrate their Netvibes activity feeds into Facebook; and share and comment on the rich media content, articles, widgets and news in Netvibes with friends on Facebook.com. Later this month, Netvibes will become the first personalized startpage and one of the largest Web properties to officially complete full integration with Facebook Connect.

“Today at the Facebook Developer Garage we are celebrating the next important step in the openness of the Web. Netvibes first pioneered the Universal Widget API standard (UWA) and now we’re proud to be the first major personalized startpage to integrate with Facebook Connect,” said Freddy Mini, CEO Netvibes. “By combining the viral reach of the Web’s largest social network with the power of Netvibes’ extensive social media partnerships and media personalization technology, we are in effect creating best way to access, personalize and share social media everyday on a scale that’s never been seen before.”

Netvibes is the pioneer of the personalized startpage and one of the Web’s largest widget distributors, serving more than half a billion widgets per month to millions of users in more than 150 countries worldwide. Netvibes’ Facebook Widget is currently the fifth most popular desktop widget on Facebook, enabling users to conveniently access their Facebook profile and friends on the desktop or their Netvibes personalized startpage.

Netvibes will soon offe users even more ways to connect with Facebook friends on Netvibes via Facebook Connect. Any Facebook user can instantly login using their existing Facebook ID to create, personalize and save their own customized Netvibes page, as well as share their Netvibes activity feeds on Facebook.

This means that Facebook users can now leverage the power of Netvibes’ award-winning personalization technology to quickly share widgets, photos, videos and news with friends across Facebook. Netvibes is the ultimate way to quickly find and enjoy hundreds of thousands of widgets and personalized rich media feeds all on one page–from full-length CSI:NY episodes to official content from EMI, New York Times and USA Today. Now all of that content can be instantly shared with friends on both Netvibes and Facebook simultaneously.

The new features are targeted to go live on October 23rd, making Netvibes the first personalized startpage and one of the Web’s largest properties to become fully integrated with Facebook Connect. This announcement was made live earlier today at the Facebook Developer Garage hosted by Netvibes in Paris, France. The much-anticipated event was attended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and focused on helping unite and educate Facebook and widget developers on open Web standards.

Earlier this week, Netvibes signed a multi-year, strategic partnership to power personalized startpages for Rambler.ru, one of Russia’s largest Internet portals. Netvibes’ award-winning personalized page technology continues to expand its widespread adoption by more than 1,000 leading brands, including Le Figaro, ITV, El Pais, Die Welt, IlSole24Ore, CBS, News Corp, Sohu and CNET Asia.

About Netvibes (http://business.netvibes.com) Founded in 2005, Netvibes pioneered the personalized startpage as alternative to traditional web portals. Today, Netvibes is a global community of users who are taking control of their digital lives by personalizing their web experience. Netvibes lets individuals assemble all in one place their favorite widgets, websites, blogs, email accounts, social networks, search engines, instant messengers, photos, videos, podcasts, and everything else they enjoy on the Web.

Netvibes has established the leading universal widget platform that is used by thousands of publishers around the world. Netvibes has offices in Paris, London and San Francisco.

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Netvibes Goes Chrome

Netvibes on Google Chrome

Google recently introduced its new web browser, Google Chrome. We know many of you have already tried it it out, so we’re happy to announce that Netvibes is now 100% Chrome compatible.

An added bonus in Google Chrome enables you to easily create a Netvibes Application shortcut:

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  • Go on netvibes
  • Click on the Page menu logo near the address bar
  • Click on: “Create application shortcuts…”

The web application opens in a special streamlined window giving you direct access to your favorite website – ie. netvibes shortcuts on both your desktop and Start menu.

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