Saturday, August 27, 2005

Why Yahoo! bought Konfabulator

When Yahoo! bought Konfabulator a few days ago i was thinking that what Yahoo was planning to do by buying a 3 ppl company which makes widgets for the desktop. Well, after the recent release of GDS 2.0 it makes much more sense and the picture is much more clearer.
So, we are soon going to see a desktop tool a la Google's sidebar from Yahoo. Don't know if they knew already how Google was planning to integrate so much into a thing as neat and unobtrusive as sidebar. But now with Konfabulator under thr belt it's just a matter of time.
No wonder Yahoo announced to give it free and keep its API open to developers to writer thr own widgets, ofcourse, inline with Google who is also keeping it open.


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