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August 21, 2008
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Niall Kennedy on the new Yahoo Widget Channel:

Intel partnered with Yahoo! to deliver Internet-connected widgets, advertising, and content to potential partners with a software stack branded The Widget Channel. Yahoo! spent about two years customizing Yahoo! Widget Engine for high-definition televisions and hardware-accelerated graphics displays.

You still use xml to make a widget, javascript to run it, and it's got WebKit to boot. Only now it's showing up on your TV running under Linux. Neato, Konfabulator is kind of all growns up now.

I wonder if Arlo Rose is still working on it? All of the UI is certainly in his style. Update: Daniel Wilson let me know that Arlo left over a year ago.