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ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta Makes Debut

October 20, 2006

Microsoft’s foray into the cross-platform realm of Web functionality development is now official. Today, the company released Beta 1 of what it now calls ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 – essentially its Web development toolkit for Asynchronous JavaScript.

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta Makes Debut

New Look For Netvibes

October 1, 2006

Netvibes quietly released an updated look and feel this evening. Read about the release on the Netvibes blog.

Netvibes says in their blog entry that the new release “will change the way you use and view the web” and includes user interface enhancements as well as a bunch of new modules. Putting the question of whether or not this update is as significant as the blog post suggests aside, Netvibes has certainly had a big impact on its users. They have collected over 5 million passionate users and $15 million in venture capital during its brief year of existence.

Netvibes is one of the sites that has stuck with me as others come and go, and I visit it at least daily. I’ve created Netvibes modules for most of the web services I use and it has become the gateway to those services and sites. Like Google search, the best thing about Netvibes is that it has no problem with me quickly leaving the site to take care of other business. And that’s why it’s earned my loyalty as a user.