MONTREAL — What if you could take Flipboard, Pulse, or Google Now and platformize it?
That’s exactly the question Dashbook, a 12-week-old startup graduating today from Montreal accelerator FounderFuel recently asked. Very recently, apparently.
“The world is bigger than Google now,” co-founder Brandon Chatreau told me this morning. “And it’s more open.”
The premise behind apps like Flipboard and Pulse is aggregation of all the information you care about from social sites and media, and presentation in a beautiful, integrated app. Google Now takes a similar concept — bringing key information together — and takes a more task and local-oriented tack, bring you weather, appointments, news, and traffic information.