Clearspring.com will custom build widgets for you…for a fee. Clearspring.com just raised $5,500,000.00 to help promote what they do.
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Clearspring, the widget
platform we previewed back in November 2006, has raised funding from
prominent investors: AOL founders Steve Case and Ted Leonsis. The pair
joined a $5.5 million second round investment in the company, which
offers a Feedburner-like service.
startup plans to use the funding to build up its staff as it syndicates
so-called widgets, or miniature web applications, for customers such as
the NBA, the Indianapolis Colts, Universal Pictures, and slide show
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In a recent post, VC Brad Feld
says there are 23 “widget management systems” and he suggests that most of them are
heading for a disappointing end. He also notes that many existing web services companies
are ‘widgetizing’ their services: