Highly anticipated Netvibes Wasabi exits private beta and introduces the Web’s first and fastest 2-in-1 Smart Reader, Push Notifications, and near real-time RSS technologies
Paris, France—December 9, 2009—Today at Le Web ’09, Europe’s premier Internet conference, Netvibes (business.netvibes.com) announced the public release of Wasabi, Netvibes’ fifth generation personal dashboard publishing engine designed specifically to help people better manage all aspects of the real-time Web. Wasabi introduces a completely new way to manage the real-time Web, with an all-new Smart Reader that accelerates and delivers everything users enjoy on the Web—from widgets to Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds—as a continually flowing, constantly updated, cascading stream of personalized information. Moreover, Netvibes Wasabi also gives people an easier and faster way to publish personalized dashboards and interactive websites for free, with new visual design tools and multiple page publishing features. Netvibes Wasabi is now available at: http://www.netvibes.com
“We’ve entered the real-time Web without the right tools to manage it all in one place. So we jump endlessly between our RSS reader, startpage widgets, Twitter dashboard, Facebook page, chat applications, desktop, phone and Web browser,” said Freddy Mini, CEO Netvibes. “Wasabi is the first to offer an easier and better way to view and manage the real-time Web. No clicking from link to link, no refreshing, no application switching. Just a free-flowing stream of everything that matters to you on the real-time Web.”
Ever since Netvibes Wasabi entered private beta testing last month, tens of thousands of requests by users, companies and publishers have been made in hope of getting early access. Starting today, Wasabi is now publicly available to everyone for free at: http://www.netvibes.com.
We are currently upgrading all users to the new version. The process will take a few days. If you can’t wait to get upgraded, you can get an instant upgrade by visiting http://wasabi.netvibes.com/:
New Features Designed For the Real-Time Web:
Dual-Purpose Navigator: Netvibes Wasabi is the world’s first 2-in-1 widget startpage and feed reader, which offers multiple ways of viewing, organizing and personalizing the real-time Web.
Netvibes Smart Reader: Netvibes Wasabi offers the fastest reader on the planet. Unlike other readers that just do RSS, Netvibes Smart Reader delivers everything—RSS, Twitter and Facebook updates (coming soon), widget apps, notifications, photos, podcasts, videos and more—into a virtually endless, universal stream of personalized media. New mosaic views also give people a new way to view the real-time Web, like a beautifully designed, personalized magazine.
Near Real Time RSS: Netvibes Wasabi comes with a brand new feed delivery engine. Netvibes new instant update engine and full support for Pubsubhubbub and RSSCloud technologies accelerates and brings RSS into the era of the real-time Web. No more waiting or refreshing; the latest feeds are delivered to Netvibes users in near real-time.
Multiple Page Publishing: Netvibes also becomes a rapid Web publishing tool. Users can choose from more than 185,000+ widgets and feeds and 1000+ themes from the Netvibes Ecosystem, and quickly build interactive, personalized websites in just minutes using Wasabi’s new visual design tools that give users complete control—without the hassle of coding. Wasabi also offers unlimited page creation, free hosting, flexible layout, multi-view widgets and HTML support.
Push Publishing & Notifications: Netvibes makes it easy for publishers to send live notifications, widget and content updates, and design changes to users with Netvibes Premium Dashboards, while giving users the power to choose which updates they like most.
Drag-and-Follow Widgets: Facebook, Twitter and MySpace widgets make it easy for users to follow new topics as they appear by simply dragging any hashtag or username out to automatically create a new widget to track that topic or conversation.