RSS Newsreader Netvibes Gets Seed Funding

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Netvibes, an online/Ajax-based newsreader/personalized homepage (MyYahoo-ish, so to speak), has received seed funding from a group of high-profile investors: European venture fund Index Ventures; Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape; Pierre Chappaz, founder of Kelkoo and Wikio; and Martin Varsavsky founder of Jazztel, Ya.com and Fon.

The amount of funding wasn’t disclosed. Netvibes, based in Paris, is still in beta and says about a one million personal pages have already been created on the service. The service allows users to aggregate RSS feeds, e-mail accounts, data feeds and others things.

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