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Monday, July 25, 2005

Yahoo to Buy Konfabulator

I've found on MacWorld via Dave Winer's blog that it looks like Yahoo will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator today. For those of you that don't know, Kanfabulator is a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run widgers on their desktop, similar to Apple's Dashboard application. Those of you that venture over to my house know that I'm a huge user of the program. I use it to display three picture widgets on my second monitor that rotate every minute, display the current weather, show the time (in my cat clock), and display my CPU usage. I'm excited to see what Yahoo will do with the program, it looks like they have some solid plans. Release it for free? That's a plus. Integrate it tightly with Yahoo services? That could be cool.

It will be fun to monitor my fantasy football team in a widget. Wow, by the time I finished writing this the homepage had changed and Konfabulator is now free.

Yahoo now owns Flickr and Konfabulator. If I had money to invest I would be putting it in Yahoo right now and if you have money to invest you should be putting it on my Yahoo fantasy football team, I'm going to the championship again this year (I hope).

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