Netvibes is a service that allows users to create widgets using RSS feeds and other content. Now Netvibes has rolled out a new service called Theme Publishing. The Theme Publishing service will be a free feature for users, but the company also plans to charge brands and other agencies for custom homepages.
One of the services that Netvibes is syndicating their platform to is T-Online, the biggest German portal and ISP. T-Online started a new service called Meine Seite. T-Online is a subsidiary of Deutch Telekom, the German telecom company that also owns T-Mobile. T-Online receives about 3.8 billion pageviews per month.
Since launching in 2005, Netvibes has about $16 million in funding from Index Ventures, Accel Paratners, and several other angels.