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Report: Clearspring acquires bookmarking service AddThis

AllThingsD reports that the widget company has bought a start-up that does only one thing: aggregates all those "Bookmark This" buttons into one.

By September 30, 2008


Two simple ways to thwart Web spies

You can block Flash cookies with the free Better Privacy Firefox add-on and prevent sites from using the Flash Player to access your PC's camera and microphone without asking--or at all.

By September 24, 2010


Suit alleges Disney, other top sites spied on users

The parents of a group of minors alleges that Clearspring Technologies and a host of its affiliates used "Flash cookies" to spy on consumers.

By August 14, 2010


Clearspring nabs $18 million for widget syndication

The Virginia company, whose technology helps ESPN and Newsweek track and distribute applications across the Web, plans to grow internationally.

By May 20, 2008


Daily Tidbits: Charles Schwab updates trading platform

Investment firm Charles Schwab has updated its trading platform to make it easier for clients to find information and use that to their advantage.

By January 6, 2009


Invasion of the election apps

From polling widgets to iPhone-based countdown clocks, election apps are everywhere. With the election only a few days away, it's not clear what's next for the companies that make them.

By October 31, 2008


Widgets are the new ad kid on the block

Brand advertisers are turning to mini-applications with dynamic content that people can embed in their own Web pages and share with others.

By December 19, 2007


Friendster developer platform goes live with over 180 apps

This social network has largely fallen from favor in the U.S., but Friendster is nevertheless following in Facebook's footsteps and launching an extensive developer initiative.

By December 11, 2007


New Yahoo Widget Engine coming soon

First the Widget Gallery gets a refresh. Then, in two weeks, we get an entirely new Widget Engine.

By November 14, 2007


How to make money on Facebook: No one knows

It's a good time to experiment with Facebook apps, a panel says. Especially since we don't really know what the business is going to look like in a few months.

By October 8, 2007