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This article was published on December 10, 2009

    Netvibes launches Wasabi: Interview with CEO

    Netvibes launches Wasabi: Interview with CEO
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    In about an hour Netvibes will begin rolling out Wasabi, their new “Real Time” Stream reader interface. If you have an account check in at the end of the day to see the new interface.

    Wasabi adds “performance enhancements, including integration with Pubsubhubbub and RSS Cloud to make RSS near-real time.” The update will also include a Theme Designer, Drag-and-Follow social activity widgets, Flexible Layouts and Multi-View widgets, and Push Publishing Tools (for publishers).

    We had a chance to do a quick video interview with Freddy Mini at Le Web in Paris and asked him a few tough questions. Well, at least we tried to ask him tough questions: