Netvibes

 
  • NetVibes Gets Into Website Design

    NetVibes Gets Into Website Design

    NetVibes, the startup that lets you assemble all your favorite widgets, feeds, social networks, email, videos and blogs onto a customizable homepage, is rolling out a new feature today that lets users create personalized widget-based web pages. NetVibes's tool, called Theme Publishing, is a visual design editor that lets users personalize and edit every part of their page's' theme, from images to… Read More

  • NetVibes Adds Drag And Follow Search Widgets For Twitter, Facebook And MySpace

    NetVibes Adds Drag And Follow Search Widgets For Twitter, Facebook And MySpace

    NetVibes, the startup that lets you assemble all your favorite widgets, feeds, social networks, email, videos and blogs onto a customizable homepage, is rolling out helpful "drag and follow" widgets for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter tomorrow. NetVibes has offered Facebook, MySpace and Twitter widgets for some time now. Once you insert the respective widgets onto your NetVibes homepage, now you… Read More

  • Speeding Up RSS

    Speeding Up RSS

    I'm sorry, but RSS feeds are way too slow. I know this first-hand. As part of my job here at TechCrunch, I monitor a lot of RSS feeds for breaking news. We also produce our own feed and I can see how quickly it propagates to various feed readers and feed-powered news aggregation services. The lag time between posting a story and seeing it pop up in the RSS feed is usually a few minutes, and… Read More

  • Don't Have Enough Widgets In Your Life?  Netvibes Adds Recommendations.

    Don't Have Enough Widgets In Your Life? Netvibes Adds Recommendations.

    For those of you who need more information widgets in your life, Netvibes is adding widget recommendations to its homepage service. It just started rolling this feature out today, and all Netvibes users should see it within the next two or three days. It looks at all of the information widgets on all the pages and tabs in your account, compares that to other members with overlapping taste, and… Read More

  • Alltop Launches Personalized Feed Reader That Can Hardly Be Personalized

    Alltop Launches Personalized Feed Reader That Can Hardly Be Personalized

    Alltop, the "online magazine rack" that offers visitors a clean overview of RSS-feed enabled sources categorized by topic, is launching version 3.0 today with the addition of a custom feed reader that's supposed to make it easier for users to personalize their user experience when browsing for online news. But how personalized is it really? The feature, dubbed MyAlltop, lets users create a custom… Read More

  • New Screenshot of Jolicloud Netbook Operating System

    New Screenshot of Jolicloud Netbook Operating System

    Netvibes founder Tariq Krim sent me a new screenshot of Jolicloud, the Linux-based Netbook-optimized operating system he's building (we first covered Jolicloud last December). The screen shot, which is significantly evolved from what we saw in Paris, shows a set of featured applications that mixes desktop and cloud software - Facebook, Skype, Meebo and Youtube, among others, are shown with large… Read More

  • Netvibes Adds Slick Magazine Layout Options; Supports OpenSocial

    Netvibes Adds Slick Magazine Layout Options; Supports OpenSocial

    The widget is ready for its closeup. Today at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Netvibes announced a major step forward in how widgets are presented on a start page. Instead of the standard jumble of boxes filled mostly with text-only feeds, Netvibes members can now arrange the different widgets they subscribe to in different layouts that help to break up the page. And within a given widget, they… Read More

  • Netvibes Partners With Russian Web Portal Rambler.ru

    Netvibes Partners With Russian Web Portal Rambler.ru

    Netvibes, the site that lets users customize their homepages with a variety of widgets, has partnered with Rambler.ru to bring its widgets to the massive Russian web portal. Rambler is the Yahoo of Russia, with an estimated 40 million users and 3 billion monthly pageviews. The deal is being described as "multi-year" and worth "multi-millions", but further details haven't been disclosed. … Read More

  • Start Page Schmedley Pre-Launches With 5000 Invites

    Start Page Schmedley Pre-Launches With 5000 Invites

    If Netvibes is getting old and you're tired of looking at your desktop to find all your favorite apps, Schmedley might be a worthwhile alternative. Leading up to its public beta next week, Schmedley is offering 5,000 private beta invites for TechCrunch readers who want to take the site for a spin. The premise is simple: you sign up and get brought to your start page, which can be littered with… Read More

  • All It Takes To Inflate Your FeedBurner Numbers Is a Netvibes Account

    Feedburner hacked! from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten on Vimeo. It is hardly surprising that FeedBurner’s subscriber numbers can be faked. What is surprising is how easy it is to do so. As the video above shows, all you need is a Netvibes account. The folks at the Next Web in Amsterdam took a blog with 43 subscribers and turned that into 2,500 overnight simply by creating an OPML file with… Read More