Netvibes, the pioneer of the personalized homepage, today announced partnerships to publish hundreds of official content Universes for major media and e-commerce companies, celebrities and non-profits, dramatically changing the landscape of personalized media online.
A Universe brings together and delivers on a single Netvibes page all of a brandâ€™s rich online media, including RSS feeds, websites, podcasts, videos, blogs, photos, stores and widgets, which can be remixed according to each userâ€™s personal preferences and interests.
In April, Netvibes launched Netvibes Universe with an initial list of over 100 pilot content Universes that included major media companies, non-profits (Harvard) and celebrities (50 Cent, Moby) across the United States. Todayâ€™s announcement will expand that number to over 500 partners around the world, spanning Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
â€œThis is concrete proof that the future of all media lies in deep personalization. No other Internet company can claim as many officially branded content partnerships in this many countries and languages,â€ said Tariq Krim, CEO and founder of Netvibes. â€œWhat does this mean for audiences? Your favorite content, your way.â€