Linear look: Wasabi offers a stream of real-time information from services such as Twitter.
Scoble adds that power users increasingly use their phones to access real-time information. Apps for the weather, the New York Times, CNN, Twitter, and Facebook serve the same purpose as widgets collected on one webpage, he says.
Netvibes offers a mobile version of Wasabi that loads more quickly than the standard one. But the company hasn’t yet offered an application that runs directly on a phone.
Mini says his company is working on software tools to help users cope with information overload. Mini also notes that Netvibes has developed a recommendation system that it uses to suggest new content. “We are, in fact, preparing to add some intelligence,” he says, although he didn’t provide a timeline.