I guess I’m the last to find out about Yahoo Widgets, the end result of the acquisition of Konfabulator. Forrester’s Charlene Li explains how Yahoo is going to use this to take over the desktop one app at a time, like a fungus appearing on your refrigerator’s door. OK, that metaphor is mine, but you get the point.
I guess the main take-away is that the MS desktop monopoly is now firmly under attack from both Yahoo and Google. Quick prediction: Apple is bought by one of these companies within 2 years.
(Hi Charlene, how are you? We met once at Ad Tech a while back. Next time we’re at a conference I’ll say “hi”.)