Dassault Systèmes Buys Personal Analytics Site Netvibes
3D design software company Dassault Syst
Netvibes allows consumers to create "dashboards" to follow news about particular topics, aggregating information from their social networks, news sites, RSS feeds and a library of around 200,000 widgets or web applications. At the same time, it lets businesses track hot topics and consumer sentiment with its analytics tools, and allows them to publish content by creating widgets for the platform.
The staff of Netvibes will continue working on the product, Netvibes CEO Freddy Mini wrote on the company's blog. However, the product will evolve, with new features to be added in the next few weeks, he wrote.
Founded in Paris in 2005, Netvibes now has offices in New York and San Francisco. The dashboard interface is available in 48 languages, including English, Chinese, and Occitan, a language spoken in the south of France.
Netvibes is Dassault Syst
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