It seems that Netvibes is suffering after Tarik Krim left the company and Freddy Mini took over.
Marshall Kirkpatrick from ReadWriteWeb recently wrote:
Popular start-page service Netvibes may be in its final days as a viable product. The service has been suffering frequent, extended downtime, hasn't been fully functioning even when up and can't possibly be making as much money as its backers hoped it would.
Dr.rer.nat. Mohamed Amine Chatti is an assistant professor of computer science in the Learning Technologies Group (Informatik 9) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has a diploma degree in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 2004 and a PhD degree in computer science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2010. His research focuses on Web Information Systems, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Knowledge Management.