Monday, July 25, 2005

Micro Persuasion: Yahoo Buys Konfabulator

To help popularize the widgets, Yahoo plans will give away the Konfabulator software that empowers the applications. Konfabulator had been charging $20 for the software. Anyone who bought version 2.0 of the software since mid-May will be given refunds, said Konfabulator CEO Arlo Rose.

At first I thought that this might not be a smart move, since Apple already bundles Dashboard with OS X Tiger which does similar things. But then I read the article which reminded me that they have a Windows version as well. And that is a good deal. And if they are going to give it away for free, then its a really good deal for the consumers, Konfabulator and Yahoo. I know I'll be downloading the free version to run on my windows machine for sure.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...