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If you want to fill a personal home page with dozens of individualized newsfeeds and tools, Netvibes does a cleaner job than rival services from bigger brand names.

By October 2, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 2, 2006

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Best iGoogle alternatives

It's now less than a month before iGoogle goes the way of the dodo. Here are a few alternatives to fill that personal-front-page-shaped hole in your heart.

By October 1, 2013


Google closes the book on Reader, announces July 1 sunset

The beloved service, which has suffered increasing neglect as the popularity of RSS declined, is going away.

By March 13, 2013


Google users: don't ditch iGoogle!

Since Google's announcement yesterday that it will be shutting down iGoogle, users have come out in force to protest.

By July 4, 2012


Google Reader alternatives

If you're unhappy with the changes to Google Reader, we've highlighted some alternative feed aggregators to consider.

By November 4, 2011


'Clippy' alive? Sighting raises questions, fears

In a mysterious turn of events, everyone's least favorite talking paper clip cum animated software assistant appears to be the star of a new Microsoft initiative--despite the fact that he's supposedly dead.

By April 30, 2011


Netvibes gets labs section for experimental features

Netvibes gets its own experimental labs section that doubles as a place for users to give the service feedback on widgets they want.

By April 16, 2009


From Netvibes to Netbooks: Tariq Krim readying Jolicloud OS

Jolicloud will reportedly be released next year as a Linux-based operating system for Netbooks.

By December 9, 2008


Daily Tidbits: Netvibes gets facelift, NY Times enlists help from celebrities

In today's round-up, Netvibes adds new features to improve the design of its service, and the NYTimes.com hires celebrities to help turn things around.

By December 9, 2008


Netvibes gets new layouts and OpenSocial support

Netvibes gets new widget layouts and support for OpenSocial and Facebook Connect, giving users an easy way to customize and share content.

By December 8, 2008