27 posts and columns on widgets
News Byteturning out Yahoo Connected TVs, bringing widgets, apps and all manner of Internet entertainment into living rooms across the continent.
News ByteTechCrunch, the New York Times and others, Google has purchased app maker Slide for $182 million (or maybe $228 million) as part of its push (along with its $150 million Zynga investment) into social gaming. Slide, which has chewed through several business models in its five-year history, now makes virtual goods and entertainment widgets for social sites. Neither party has confirmed the deal yet.
Thanks for visiting! Hey! Where are you going? That a common refrain for most Web publishers, who see readers stop by their sites for a very brief looksee, then bounce away, drawn by a new link. A new piece of ad technology is supposed to cure that.