Yahoo! acquires Konfabulator, gives it away, refunds paid customers

This is really kickass. I’m running it on my Windows desktop as we speak, and will probably be putting it on my iBook as well. I’m even motivated to fix the compatibility issues in my old RSS Viewer widget that I wrote a couple years back.

Yahoo! acquires Konfabulator - Yahoo! News:

Yahoo! Inc (YHOO.O). 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. Yahoo! company executives said they would also be giving Konfabulator away for free, completely doing away with the US$19.95 currently charged for the product.

(Via Yahoo! News.)