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iWidgets déjà vu

July 1, 2008

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iWidgets déjà vu

At the height of the dot-com boom, I founded a venture-funded startup
called iWidgets.com. My vision was to have mini-apps called “widgets”
that you could plug into web portals that were all the rage at the
time. Unfortunately, the market was not ready for widgets back in 1999,
and when the stock market took a dive a couple of years later, so did my
company.

Fast-forward to present day and there is a new iWidgets.com site created by someone else. Here’s how eHub describes it:

Create custom widgets for your website or your brand with iWidget.
Using their online wizard, you can easily create widgets that your
website visitors or customers can add to their iGoogle start page,
Facebook profile, or their own blog. Your widget is customizable by
your users so that it fits right in with their design.


It
felt very strange seeing the site…sort of like seeing someone else
wearing your favorite shirt. I spent some time on the site playing with
their tools and was very, very impressed. Great job iWidgets.com team,
wish you much success.

Co-founder/CTO WhenHub; co-founder DNN Software; founder Edaptable; educator; Open Source proponent; Microsoft MVP; tech geek; creative thinker; husband; dad. Personal blog: http://www.kalyani.com. Twitter: @techbubble
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