Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

NVIDIA Driver Widget

December 17th, 2009 No comments

Here’s a widget from NVIDIA to help their consumers find and update their drivers. This widget will allow site owners to provide a quick and easy tool for their users to find NVIDIA drivers.

The widget has two methods for finding drivers.

  • use the usual form of dropdown lists to filter and search
  • use the auto detection tool to scan a user’s system

Do you want to offer your visitors a way to automatically detect the latest NVIDIA drivers? With one quick cut and paste, you can now create a link to NVIDIA’s graphics driver download widget!

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Widgets Take a Prominent Place in Droid Does Ad

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

iDon't run widgets

Widgets take a prominent place in the new Droid Does ad campaign from Verizon promoting their new Google Android based phone. Keep in mind this is a national ad campaign running everywhere; traditional media and online.

From the site:

Funny. Widgets are so useful and still most phones can’t use them. Droid allows for widgets. So those fantastic pieces of code can do just what they were designed for. Helping you out.

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Clearspring Reaches Half the Internet Users

May 28th, 2009 No comments

Congratulations to Hooman and the gang over at Clearspring.

According to Comscore, over 520 million unique viewers each month is the reach of Clearspring’s sharing platform. That makes Clearspring the largest distributed sharing platform on the web covering half of the people on the internet worldwide.

Here’s a great write up/interview over at ReadWriteWeb,
Clearspring Sees What 1/2 The Internet is Doing (API Coming Soon).

Hooman also posted some information on his blog regarding some upcoming updates to AddThis. Here’s a snippet from his post Moving to One Sharing Platform – AddThis vision being realized

“Before, AddThis specialized in enabling users to share links back to your website. Now with our API, you can also enable your users to post embeddable content like videos, photos and more – taking your site experience with them. We have leveraged our experience with widgets at Clearspring to provide a simple approach that we think will be truly powerful. We’ll be doing another update to this capability soon that will enable even more of the powerful widget-sharing functionality from Clearspring to be leveraged via AddThis.”

We’re looking forward to what interesting things Clearspring has in the works. Sounds like they’ve got some great things lined up.

Mashup of the Week Remixing YouTube

March 16th, 2009 No comments

Not a widget mashup but a remixing of YouTube videos.

An Israel-based musician and producer named Kutiman mixes up various YouTube videos to produce an unique sound. He’s distinctive sound has collectively accumulated over 3 million views already.

Check out his site Thru You.

[via NPR- Remixing YouTube, One Video At A Time]

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CNET Releases 5 Widgets on Gigya Platform

February 15th, 2009 No comments

CNET recently launched 5 widgets using the Gigya platform.

If you are a fan of CNET, these are for you.

  1. CNET Product Finder
  2. CNET Reviews
  3. CNET Downloads
  4. CNET Shopper
  5. CNET TV

From their press release:

“Powered by the open CNET API (Application Programming Interface), the widgets make it easy for CNET to export its content to all corners of the web, putting the latest tech product information about gadgets like cell phones, MP3 players, and HDTVs, as well as software downloads from games to security patches, in front of technology enthusiasts, wherever they are. CNET is working with Gigya, a widget platform for the social web, to develop the widgets and distribute the content.”

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