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Long live Dashboard Intelligence!


Following the demise of iGoogle and Google Reader, many users were left without a home overnight. Various bloggers commented that this might signal the death of both feed readers and startpages. Considering that Netvibes has gained a record number of users last month —literally hundreds of thousands of new users(*)— this notion couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Netvibes started as a way to organize your daily digital life. Back then it was just about getting all your feeds in one customizable place and curate content to share with others.

Should we have stayed there, we’d probably disappeared too.

Then came the social web, bringing far too much data for anyone to monitor manually. So we immediately brought you automated social analytics and alerts, so you can uncover trends and influencers automatically. We changed our tagline to “Dashboard Everything” to prove Netvibes empowered you to monitor everything that mattered to you and we carved our vision: Dashboard Intelligence.

Dashboards drive to Intelligence to help you make decisions. More data, faster updates enforce this need to analyze, suggest and even act for you.

Then, we were acquired by Dassault Systèmes, one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world. We mentioned then that they see the world exactly as we do —a common vision to help people go from being buried by data, to visualizing it and beyond— which is to say to extract actionable insights. We are Dashboard Intelligence.

The start page and Readers as we knew them may have drastically evolved, but Dashboard Intelligence has emerged. Real-time dashboards have never been more relevant. It’s not just about the apps, or the feeds, or social data. It’s about bringing it all together and automating the insights.

In a couple weeks at LeWeb, we will present our answer to the theme of the event “The Next 10 Years of The Web”. And our answer is simple. It’s about empowerment. Putting the power of control and insight back into the hands of the user, who has been increasingly buried under more and more data. How will we do it? Stay tuned to find out!

(*) We recorded a 338% increase in new user registrations, a 349% increase in new dashboards created and a 153% increase in daily crawled streams following both services’ closing.

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5 Responses to “Long live Dashboard Intelligence!”

  1. #1 | Lodewijk | November 27th, 2013 at 15:32

    Thanks for offering me refuge after being made homeless by Google, netvibes is great !

  2. #2 | Nono | November 28th, 2013 at 10:35

    Not related to this post, but Netvibes is not answering my emails, so I’m posting this here: am I the only one who can’t rename new feeds that I add to my dashboard? Everytime I reload my netvibes page, the feeds names are reverted back to their original names. This is annoying…

  3. #3 | reda gamea | December 7th, 2013 at 08:39

    good work, thank you

  4. #4 | Nono | December 9th, 2013 at 20:37

    Got an answer from Netvibes feedback. Thanks!

    Solution for now is to switch to widgets view and to rename the feeds there. They will be correctly renamed in reader view then.

  5. #5 | davetiye | January 8th, 2014 at 12:30

    i’m glad you liked it. . thanks for reading!