There is something unique about Netherlands based Nowsy. It’s an Ajax home page that has many of the features of funded startups like Netvibes and Pageflakes (and Google IG and about ten other unfunded sites).
Nowsy does not have all of the bells and whistles of Netvibes or Pageflakes, but it does have most of the basics – easy module additions based on RSS feeds, Drag, drop and delete functionality to tailor the page to your liking, and easy new page creation.
There is one thing Nowsy is doing differently than the other services, and it’s smart. They’ve added a search box at the top of the site that queries all of the services in all of the modules on a page when you enter a search term (I assume they are doing this by indexing the feeds on their own servers for later searches by users). If you’ve added your favorite sites to Nowsy, the search feature is very useful.