Netvibes was launched on September 15th, 2005 by Florant Fremont, in France and brings something fresh to the table. Unlike other homepages that are only designed for individual use, Netvibes also has a special version for companies, called Netvibes Enterprise. Netvibes Enterprise offers company managers the possibility to create a customized homepage that all employees can access and that can include any company-related information, news and updates.
The number of people using Netvibes showed a rapid increase, which was probably due to the application’s interactive nature and flexibility and to its translation to various languages. The application is very easy to use and no registration is required. However, you can register with your email address and a password if you want to access your homepage from another computer. The goal is to have your customized homepage available whenever and wherever you need to access it, to gather all the important information for you in a single place on the Internet.
In a continuous wish to improve, Netvibes launched its fifth generation customized homepage, Wasabi, on December 9th, 2009 in Paris, at one of Europe’s foremost Internet conferences, Le Web. Wasabi offers users a totally new experience of the real-time Web with its Smart Reader that keeps the most appreciated widgets constantly updated, so that you won’t have to hit that refresh button ever again. Thanks to the Netvibes Smart Reader and Instant Update Technology, you won’t have to wait for hours to get your Twitter or Facebook update, because the content is updated in near real-time. In addition, Netvibes Wasabi also gives you the possibility to publish your customized homepages and interactive websites for free. It’s fast, it’s easy, and you have a multitude of visual design tools and page publishing features to choose from.
Netvibes has shown great success, especially among companies. There are over one thousand renowned brands, interactive agencies, government and non-profit organizations using its customized homepages. But that doesn’t mean individuals can’t benefit from it, as Netvibes’ complex services are just as much for individuals as they are for companies.