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Smart City Dashboard: Improving Transportation and Mobility in Singapore

By analyzing citizen complaints and other online transportation data, Netvibes’ Smart City Dashboard empowers city officials to immediately respond to incidents and improve transit services.


Smart Cities of the future will leverage technology, including data analytics and automation, to better serve citizens and visitors in all aspects of urban life. Transportation is one area that is especially ripe for disruption through the power of data. By analyzing traffic patterns, citizen complaints and other information in real time, city officials can respond immediately to problems and allocate resources more efficiently.

At the 2016 World Cities Summit in Singapore, government leaders and industry experts gathered together to address challenges and share integrated urban solutions. Netvibes provided a Smart City Dashboard for the event, focused on transportation and mobility issues in Singapore.

Challenge: To capture and analyze online citizen feedback in order to continuously improve Singapore’s mobility services

Solution: The Netvibes Smart City Dashboard gathers a variety of online sources, including news, blogs and social media, to analyze what Singaporeans think about transportation in their city. Custom charts reflect real-time data trends, while automated alerts keep city officials informed about important issues. Automatic actions, triggered by data insights, enable the city to immediately respond to incidents and even tweet automatic replies to citizens.

The dashboard is divided into several tabs, designed for different roles in the city government, such as Mayor and the Mobility Manager. The hierarchical nature of the dashboard ensures that insights can be shared readily across departments, while each user has a streamlined view of the information that’s essential to his or her specific role.

Role 1: Mayor

With many wide-ranging topics competing for the mayor’s attention, the mayor needs a dashboard focused on high-level trends in transportation. For example, the mayor can immediately get answers to questions like:

  • Overall, are citizens happy about transportation in the city?


  • What is the trend in sentiment? Are people happier this week than last?


In order to help city officials respond immediately to transportation threats, the Smart City Dashboard has been programmed to act automatically in response to data triggers. For example:
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End of MyYahoo! Japan: Transfer your RSS Feeds to Netvibes

On September 29, 2016, MyYahoo! Japan will shut down its service. If you are looking for a new RSS feed reader, then give Netvibes a try! You can export your RSS feeds from MyYahoo! and easily connect them to a free Netvibes dashboard. Read the details below.

Transfer RSS feeds to Netvibes

Take control of your digital life with Netvibes. You can read your favorite websites and RSS feeds, follow social media, be alerted to breaking news, or find articles on just the topics that interest you. View your calendar, to do list, emails and apps in one place. You can even connect your smart devices to Netvibes to automatically control the Internet of Things. To learn more about Netvibes, visit or watch this overview video. For analytics, team collaboration and other enterprise features, please visit


How to export RSS feeds from MyYahoo! Japan:

Use the export tool feature here:

The tool will create an OPML, which can then be imported into Netvibes.


How to import OPML into Netvibes:

  • Log into Netvibes, if you are not already logged in
  • Click on ‘Reading App’
  • Click on ‘Import OPML’
  • Find the MyYahoo! .opml file
  • Click ‘Import’

Questions about Netvibes? Search for answers on our FAQ site, or reach out and contact us.

「My Yahoo!」サービス終了際、RSSフィードをNetvibesへエクスポートすれば

「My Yahoo!」サービスは2016年9月29日をもって終了することになりました。新しいRSSフィードリーダーを探していれば、Netvibesのを試してください。RSSフィードをMy Yahoo!からNetvibesへエクスポートすることは簡単で、無料です。詳細は下記をお読みください。
Transfer RSS feeds to Netvibes



RSSフィードをMy Yahoo!からNetvibesへエクスポートする方法

このエクスポートツール はNetvibesへインポートされるOPMLを作成します。




  • すでにログインしていない場合は、Netvibesのにログイン
  • 「Reading App」をクリックして
  • 「Import OPML」をクリックして
  • .opmlファイルを探して
  • 「Import」をクリックして下さい。


Readability Sunset

On Friday, September 30, Readability will shut down its Bookmarking service. Here’s what you should know:


All the Netvibes features based on Readability will cease to work. Our Readability Ingredient will soon be deleted from the Potion wizard and all your Potions using Readability will be turned off until you configure them with one or several available Ingredients. You can use Pocket as an alternative.

The Readability option will also be deleted from the sharing services.

Got any questions? Feel free to contact us or leave us a comment below.

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.


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.


The 11 lucky winners are:

  • Comment #211 – Zachary Holden
  • Comment #101 – Javier Loffredo
  • Comment #166 – Lgn
  • Comment #342 – Kim
  • Comment #125 – Susanna K.
  • Comment #132 – Cherie Blessing
  • Comment #107 – Pawel
  • Comment #223 – Dragos
  • Comment #71 – Liam Reynolds
  • Comment #64 – Lennart
  • Comment #14 – layos

All these accounts have been upgraded to VIP.

Thank you all for your participation and for your birthday wishes 🙂

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.


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
  • September 8th 2016 at 02:39 PM

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.


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: and

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


Netvibes Dashboard Intelligence provides the real-time insights you need to drive better decision-making, based on data. Click to 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 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 and 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.


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:

Netvibes Election Dashboard - VP picks

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:


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.