Archive | July 25, 2005

Yahoo! acquires Konfabulator

Dave Winer at Scripting News points to MacWorld: “Yahoo on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop — the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application.”

Platform-agnostic applets that run on every desktop could be yet another challenge to proprietary OS vendors like Apple, Microsoft and Sun, along with web-based applications.

Not on our wires, you don’t!

Slashdot “Your Rights Online” section asks Canadian Telco Admits to Blocking Union’s Website. Nogami_Saeko writes “Canadian telephone company and ISP “Telus” has admitted that they are blocking all attempts to access a website set up by the employee’s union (who is currently “on-strike” or “locked-out”, depending on your point of view). Currently no customers of the Telco’s ADSL service (or any other ADSL service provider who leases lines) can access the union’s webpage. Is it reasonable for an ISP to censor webpages they don’t agree with during contract negotiations?”

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