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April 27, 2009
Suisse romande: une petite Silicon Valley
La Suisse romande sort grande vainqueur d'un classement européen des start-up les plus prometteuses. Avec huit lauréats, c'est de loin la région la plus dense en jeunes entrepreneurs talentueux. sobees figures parmi les lauréats.

April 19, 2009
Ta vie en 140 caractères
Il n'y a pas que les métiers de la communication qui s'intéressent au phénomène. Ce que certains ont appelé le « web instantané » inspire également de nombreux développeurs. Près de Lausanne, au parc scientifique PSE, une start-up a tout misé sur cette tendance. Les ingénieurs développent un logiciel qui regroupe tous les réseaux sociaux dans une même fenêtre, sur le bureau de l'ordinateur.

April 9, 2009
Ausgezeichnete Schweizer Startups
Red Herring hat die Rekordanzahl von 14 Schweizer Jungunternehmen in die Liste der 100 Top-Startups 2009 in Europa aufgenommen und mit einem Award ausgezeichnet.
Zu den Gewinnern gehören folgende Schweizer Unternehmen: Sobees (Internet & Services),...

March 15, 2009
Sobees, le social media desktop
Ce produit, présenté par la start-up Suisse à DEMO 09, est un outil d’agrégation d’informations et de lien avec vos réseaux sociaux, via un applicatif sur votre bureau Windows. Une belle réalisation qui permet d’explorer le net facilement, et de rester connecté sans avoir à ouvrir un navigateur.

March 4, 2009
10 New Ways to Discover What You Need on the Web
Like many of the other DEMO presenters, Sobees is designed to collect and categorize the Web-based information you're interested in. But Sobees does it in a desktop application instead of via a site or browser add-on.

March 4, 2009
10 cutting-edge apps you've never heard of
With so many social networks we just have to join, we need tools like Sobees. This desktop application for Windows (it uses WPF) brings in information from popular social networks like Twitter and Facebook, and at the same time gives you an RSS reader and search.

March 3, 2009
At Demo, it's all about content discovery
Sobees reminds me of Tweetdeck and of Netvibes. It takes your social feeds and the sites you like, and puts it all into one big column-separated window so you can see what's happening on the sites and networks you care about.

March 3, 2009
DEMO 09: Boot Faster, Manage the Cloud
For pulling together all the information from your various social networks, Desknet is showing offer Sobees, a Windows desktop application that integrates with Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, YouTube, Flickr, news sources, and RSS feeds. It aims to pull together information from all of the sources you follow into a single integrated display; and indeed it looks quite nice.

March 3, 2009
DEMO: Sobees creates a more social desktop
Sobees fits in that category, with a desktop user interface that’s focused on giving you easy access to multiple social networks.
It’s an easy way for social butterflies to get a handle on what’s happening in their personal networks.

March 3, 2009
Sobees Gives You Twitter+Facebook+YouTube+RSS
Sobees just showed their .NET/WPF beta at Demo09 and it looks like crack for social media junkies. It's an all-in-one application to show you Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and your RSS in one place. It also lets you upload your pictures to Flickr, Facebook.

March 2, 2009
«Nous entrons dans l’ère du web instantané»
L’application d’une start-up romande permet de gérer en même temps ses flux d’informations de Twitter, Facebook, YouTube et autres.
Modulable à souhait, l’interface permet à l’internaute d’obtenir plus facilement du contenu pertinent.

October 24, 2008
Sobees wants to socially aggregate your desktop
The social features available for use on Sobees are likely to prove to be a huge benefit to the service. It is possible to interact with friends, integrate with video and photo sharing sites such as YouTube and also access Facebook and Twitter.
Many agree that this type of application would be very beneficial to older generations.

October 24, 2008
Hands on: Sobees, the social desktop aggregator
Sobees acts like a "taskbar for the web," offering integration with services like Flickr and Twitter, as well as an expandable set of components for reading RSS feeds and sharing content with friends. We weigh it in the balance and find it wanting.
Sobees is the type of application that shows what (in my opinion) "web 3.0" really should be: the convergence of the Internet with desktop activities.

October 23, 2008
Sobees desktop widget engine launches public beta
Sobees, a desktop widget engine that's been in private beta since March is now open to the public. The public beta version includes a ton of updates, and I have to say the new Sobees look a lot nicer than the version I looked at earlier this year.

October 22, 2008
Social Desktop Aggregator sobees Launches Public Beta
Switzerland-based deskNET is debuting the public beta version of Sobees today, an application that aims to bring the web to a personalized desktop environment.
Sobees sports an excellent design and has obviously paid much attention to the usability of the service (the ribbon menu is really cool).

June 9, 2008
Un logiciel suisse pour suivre l'Euro sur son PC
Pour suivre l'Euro via son ordinateur, l'internaute doit souvent naviguer d'un blog à YouTube, en passant par Flickr pour ne rien manquer des photos mises en ligne par d'autres fans. DeskNet, une start-up basée au parc scientifique de l'EPFL, vient de lancer une application permettant d'agréger tous ces contenus pour les afficher en une seule fois sur son PC.

May 21, 2008
bTT Twitter/FriendFeed Combo App Gets an Update
The latest update to bTT includes a few more features that make the app worthwhile - most notably, they’re offering several options for filtering your stream.
Also new is the ability to respond to a tweet via both an @reply and direct message. That last option is pretty cool - even doesn’t offer replies via DM.

May, 2008
Sobees butine allègrement sur le desktop 2.0
Une start-up vaudoise a mis au point un logiciel qui tire parti de tous les avantages du web sur un desktop d’ordinateur. Un outil populaire et convivial destiné à simplifier l’usage de l’ordinateur familial.

April 25, 2008
bTT Friendfeed App Gets A Makeover
The user interface is much better this time around!
One of the coolest features that bTT has over the other Friendfeed/Twitter clients is the slideshow presentation of flickr photos.
Still, bTT has one of the most solid search/filter features for Friendfeed that I’ve seen to date.
As a Friendfeed desktop client, I’d honestly choose bTT over the rest.

April 24, 2008
Sobees Updates bTT - Twitter/Friendfeed Combo Desktop App
Swiss startup Sobees has updated their application called bTT today. bTT combines Twitter and FriendFeed together and is similar to AlertThingy. bTT works on Windows machines only currently. Check out our review of the full Sobees app from SXSW.

April 18, 2008
Sobees, la passerelle de votre bureau vers l’internet
Le principe est simple vous téléchargez sur votre bureau une application qui vous donnera accès à vos applications favorites sans avoir à passer par votre navigateur.
Toute la différence est dans l’éxecution des modules et l’intégration de votre communauté pour partager vos éléments.

April 13, 2008
Two new desktop applications for FriendFeed
The other application recently released is a FriendFeed application built on WPF from Sobees called bTittleTattle. It’s Windows only but it’s part of the entire Sobees application suite which has a number of mini applications that you can use.

April 10, 2008
Sobees Builds Slick FriendFeed Desktop App
A development group called Sobees thought that layering in a bit more interactivity could be helpful for FriendFeed users. And why not dress it up in a desktop application to make it extra sleek and accessible?

March 31, 2008
Sobees serves up skinnable, portable desktop widgets
Sobees is one of the neater ones I've seen, placing a heavy emphasis on style and first-party widgets over building out an open platform for people to develop on (which is coming later on).
There are a ton of nice touches that stand out.

March 30, 2008
Sobees widget engine launches private beta
While we often find ourselves thinking "the last thing this world needs is another desktop widget engine," we might be willing to make an exception for Sobees.
But there are at least three things that set Sobees apart from most other desktop widget applications:

  1. Sobees widgets are highly customizable
  2. Sobees widgets interact with one another.
  3. Your data is synchronized with a remote server.

March 22, 2008
Sobees - Taking Web Start Pages To Your Desktop
At SXSW, I had the opportunity to meet Sobees founder François Bochatay.
François took me through a demo and others in the blogger room came over and it seemed to be a hit. I've had a chance to play with the Sobees app a bit more and I could see this as a good mainstream application.

March 15, 2008
Sobees : Consommer et partager les données du web depuis son bureau
Sobees est en faite une application permettant de consommer et partager les données du web depuis son bureau, avec tout votre environnement ( rss, photo, video, texte,twitter…etc) ainsi que vos amis.
Le Design des Widgets est vraiment sympa et super agréable et offre de nombreuses possibilités futures.

December 11, 2007
Sobees - Tout votre environnement Web .... sans le Web
Le Web 3 c'est l'occasion de faire connaissance avec des Start Up, dont le projet n'est pas encore en ligne, mais dont le développement est terminé ou presque ( pour la premiere phase en tout cas ).
Ils m'ont présenté Sobees, que l'on pourrait considérer comme un Browser, mais qui en fait, est une application permettant de fédérer tout votre environnement ( rss, photo, video, texte,) ainsi que vos amis.

November 28, 2007
Concours de Startups: Sobees , le bureau 2.0
Sobees est une plate-forme que je qualifierai de Bureau 2.0: le Web intégré sur le desktop.
L'idée est d'offrir une expérience utilisateur innovante grâce à un design original et un haut niveau de personnalisation.