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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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Netvibes: A New Home For iGoogle Users

Back in June, we launched a special migration site to help Google Reader and iGoogle users move their feeds to Netvibes. And according to our stats, a lot of you have happily made the transition, especially during those last days.

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On November 1st, it will be time for iGoogle to close its doors for good. Still not sure about your next home? Here’s a list of key benefits you’ll get from registering at Netvibes. For free.

  • multiple private dashboards
  • instant switch between feed reader and dashboard views
  • proprietary RSS technology & infrastructure
  • ecosystem with a library of more than 260,000 apps and feeds
  • real-time search streams, including Social Search for social monitoring
  • read feeds anywhere, even offline
  • works on any device (iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop browser)
  • read/unread articles sync across all devices
  • flexible customization

On top of that, we’ve got all the widgets you need to feel at home.

And there’s also a specially designed theme available, to make you feel even less nostalgic about Google. Try it out here.

As you can see, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Want to join the family? Head over this page for an easy migration.

Welcome! 🙂

PS: Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Check it out!

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Netvibes Opens a New Home for Google Reader and iGoogle Users

Today we are launching a special migration site to help millions of Google Reader and iGoogle users move their feeds to Netvibes.

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“Since Google announced the closure of both services, hundreds of thousands of users have switched to Netvibes. This is because Netvibes is the only service that offers a dual dashboard-and-reader combo, which is particularly useful for users who need both,” said Freddy Mini, CEO, Netvibes. “Unlike other alternatives, Netvibes is powered by our own real-time RSS engine that’s not reliant on Google. We’ve been 100% free and ad free since 2005, and backed by one of the world’s largest software companies, so we’re here to stay.”

Key benefits:

  • multiple private dashboards
  • instant switch between feed reader and dashboard views
  • proprietary RSS technology & infrastructure
  • ecosystem with a library of more than 260,000 apps and feeds
  • real-time search streams, including Social Search for social monitoring
  • read feeds anywhere, even offline
  • works on any device (iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop browser)
  • read/unread articles sync across all devices
  • flexible customization

Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration.

If you’re a Google Reader or iGoogle user, easily migrate to Netvibes here: www.netvibes.com/refugees. Welcome to the family!

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Easily migrate from Google Reader to Netvibes

As you may have heard, Google has decided to shut down its Reader service on July the 1st. Good news: you don’t need to look for an alternative, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Judging by the increase in traffic since the announcement,  it’s safe to say that most of you have already make the move, and we’re grateful for that. And if you haven’t done it yet, here’s how you can easily join our community.

If you’re coming from Google Reader, there’s an easy way to import all your existing feeds into Netvibes (updated thanks to a blog post at SaveiGoogle.org):

  • Go to Google Takeout
  • Click “Create Archive” then “Download” to export your subscriptions as a ZIP file
  • Unzip the saved file on your desktop
  • Go to Netvibes, click on “Add”, “Feeds” then below “Or import OPML” click on “Browse” and select the “subscriptions.xml” file you just unzipped
  • Click on “Import”

Voila! All your RSS feeds from your Google Reader are now in your Netvibes page. Once this simple transition is complete, you can easily view your feeds in our built-in SmartReader which has the added benefit of automatically refreshing in real-time as a flowing river of news.

Click here to create your free account. Welcome to Netvibes, enjoy your new home!

Have a question? Need help? Head to our FAQ for assistance.

PS: We might experience a slow down in the forthcoming days. Bear with us as we work hard to handle this huge amount of new trafic.