• Fox Interactive Media To Shut Down Flektor And SpringWidgets

    In an effort to control costs and consolidate products, MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media is shuttering the SpringWidgets (which launched in 2006) and Flektor (acquired in 2007) widget platforms. Twenty five employees are affected. Ten employees at Flektor’s Culver City offices will have the opportunity to interview for positions at MySpace. It’s not clear if… Read More

  • Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform

    Fox Interactive Media will announce a new widget platform called SpringWidgets on Monday morning at the Widgets Live Conference in San Francisco. It is a unique offering in the increasingly complicated widget space, although the desktop portion of it only works on the Windows platform. Widget platforms today work on websites (see Google Gadgets and WidgetBox) or the desktop (see Yahoo Widgets). Read More