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Netvibes (part of Dassault Systemes)
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Type of businessPrivate
Available inMultilingual
FoundedParis, San Francisco
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Tariq Krim
Florent Fremont
Key peopleFreddy Mini (CEO), Annabelle Malherbe (Managing Director)
Launched2005; 18 years ago (2005)
Current statusActive

Netvibes is a French company that offers web services.


The company was founded by Tariq Krim and Florent Frémont in 2005.[1] In August 2006, Netvibes closed a funding round of €12 million led by Accel Partners in London along with Index Ventures. Since May 2008, Freddy Mini is the Chief Executive Officer of Netvibes. On February 9, 2012 Dassault Systèmes announced[2] the acquisition of Netvibes for an undisclosed amount.


  • Brand monitoring – to track clients, customers and competitors across media sources all in one place, analyze live results with third party reporting tools, and provide media monitoring dashboards for brand clients.
  • E-reputation management – to visualize real-time online conversations and social activity online feeds, and track new trending topics.
  • Product marketing – to create interactive product microsites, with drag-and-drop publishing interface.
  • Community portals – to engage online communities
  • Personalized workspaces – to gather all essential company updates to support specific divisions (e.g. sales, marketing, human resources) and localizations.

The software is a multi-lingual Ajax-based start page or web portal. It is organized into tabs, with each tab containing user-defined modules. Built-in Netvibes modules include an RSS/Atom feed reader, local weather forecasts, a calendar supporting iCal, bookmarks, notes, to-do lists, multiple searches, support for POP3, IMAP4 email as well as several webmail providers including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and AOL Mail, web storage, Delicious, Meebo, Flickr photos, podcast support with a built-in audio player, and several others.
A page can be personalized further through the use of existing themes or by creating personal theme. Customized tabs, feeds and modules can be shared with others individually or via the Netvibes Ecosystem.[3] For privacy reasons, only modules with publicly available content can be shared.[4]


  1. ^ "NetVibes evolves to become your dashboard and connector for the Internet of Things". VentureBeat. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Dassault Systemes acquires Netvibes, Enriches 3D Experience Platform with 'Information Intelligence Experiences' for the Business World and Consumers". Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  3. ^ Rafe Needleman. "Netvibes widgets now available on Google, Vista, Mac..." C-Net. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  4. ^ Michael Calore (2007-02-09). "Netvibes Spices Up Personal News". Wired. Retrieved 2008-06-18.

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