Justin Fenwick: "(…) I looked through 20 different options, which exhausts the lists of other older comprehensive reviews I found. (…) Netvibes is without question the one to beat. (…)"
[A lengthy analysis of the main Ajax homepages (aka personalized start pages), concluding that Microsoft and Google are set to dominate.]
Published February 28, 2006:
"(…) Over the past year many new AJAX homepages, aka personalized start pages, have been introduced to the market. Microsoft and Google have offerings, as do a host of small startups. First I’ll define what an AJAX homepage is, then I’ll do a feature comparison between the leading services. (…)"
- General startpage loading time improvements
- Prefetch feeds features
- Flash audio player improvements
- OPML import/export improvements (now available in adcontent/add a feed section)
- Mobile and iPhone versions improvements
- Feedreader content is not updated if marking all items of a tab as read
- New Ginger thumbnails
- "Send to my universe/Send to my private page" feature improvements
- New Premium Widget : Stechworld, L’express, Usa Today, FranceTelecom, Computer World UK
- Widgets Improvements: myspace, digg, FeedReader, Weather, multiple feeds widgets (Premium widgets), preconfig widgets