Tag Archives: Yahoo! Widgets

Opera Gets Widgetized

By | February 6, 2006

The Opera browser continues to impress, even as it becomes less and less relevant in the face of the mighty Firefox. This week Opera’s preview puts widgets on stage according to CNET : Opera Software on Tuesday plans to release a second preview version of Opera 9, the next version of its namesake Web browser. For the first… Read More »

Undermining the Browser

By | August 23, 2005

If it was from any other company it wouldn’t really matter, but Google’s Desktop Sidebar is important, not because it’s particularly new, but because it undermines the primacy of the browser. Loose Wire ‘s WSJ.com column in June looked at desktop widgets like Konfabulator and Klips before, as well as existing sidebars like the Desktop Sidebar, put together… Read More »

Yahoo! Follows Loose Wire Advice, Buys Konfabulator

By | July 26, 2005

You probably knew this, but the Blessing of Loose Wire strikes again: Yahoo! buys Konfabulator, a widget manufacturer I wrote about in a recent column: Yahoo! has bought Konfabulator, the software that brought widgets to the Mac and latterly to Windows. Apple has since developed its own widget environment, Dashboard, and integrated it into the latest version of… Read More »

A Backpack Widget

By | July 15, 2005

For Backpack fans and Mac users, a widget from Chipt Productions, LLC: which interfaces with Backpack using an API they supply. In order to use it, you will need your API Key. Neat stuff. When will a Klips or Konfabulator version be available for mere Windows mortals? Related Posts:The Buzztracker Widget June 8, 2005 Watching the World Cup… Read More »

More On Klips

By | June 10, 2005

In today’s Asian Wall Street Journal and in WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I talk about widgets as an alternative, or addition, to RSS. The two widgets, or dashboards, I look at are Klips, just into version 3, and Konfabulator (I know the latest Mac OS has a dashboard, but I don’t have access to a Mac right… Read More »