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Netvibes on the radar
August 26, 2006, 12:46 am
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The International Herald Tribune slung some ink at Netvibes a couple of days ago, a week after the startup got a $15 million cash infusion. IHT reports that the site claims to have 5 million users registered.

I’m always curious about a new site that promises to help me manage news feeds and other information more effectively, but so far, I’m not sold on Netvibes. However, their promise of added localization features will make me keep an eye on them to see what comes next.

Here’s what Netvibes has to say for itself:

The next step ahead for netvibes includes a wide array of improvements. We’ll be ramping up our user support and working around the clock to respond to your feedback. We’ll be adding greater personalization, including netvibes skins and more customizable settings. We’ll also be working to dramatically increase the speed of your netvibes experience — we’re in the process of rewriting the entire backend to optimize page loads.

At netvibes, we are actively working to make our service available to everyone in every language. In fact, we have already built a collaborative tool for the translation of any content on netvibes. The service, now in beta, enabled us to successfully translate the site into Spanish and Japanese. We’d like put a call out for those interested in translating netvibes into a new language — please get in touch with us via the feedback form.

Last, and certainly not least, we’re planning on launching local advisory boards that will help us localizing the content — by adding new blogs, news sources, and other local web services to accommodate your tastes.

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I’m using Netvibes as my home page now.

I like it in concept a whole lot. It’s a great way to manage how I use the Web.

The only problem — with more than 100 feeds coming in, the page is very, very slow to load initially.

howardowens.com

Comment by Anonymous

I use the Google desktop as my home page. I have added my favorite news feeds to it … so I don’t see a big advantage to switching to Netvibes instead. Why did you choose it over Google? I’m curious.

Comment by Mindy McAdams




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