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Syrian Electronic Army attack spreads pop-ups across news sites

"You've been hacked" messages appear at CNBC, the Boston Globe and UK newspapers. The attack comes through an Internet address hijacking involving startup Gigya.

By November 27, 2014


Watch out, PayPal: Amazon's following the money

Tech companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook may be trying to dethrone PayPal as your default digital wallet. Here's why Amazon could have the best shot.

By October 18, 2013


Google expands its Google+ single sign-in feature

Google+ users will find even more ways to use the same log-in credentials to access Web sites, apps, and share information.

By April 2, 2013


Widget maker Gigya gets $11 million Series C

So much for economic belt-tightening. Just seven months after its Series B, Gigya has pulled in another funding round.

By October 1, 2008


Gigya raises $9.5 million from Benchmark, others

Advertising network for widget makers pulls in a second round of funding to compete with major online ad networks such as Google.

By March 10, 2008


Photobucket boosts sharing features, mobile site

Photo site improves its sharing tools by partnering with Gigya. It's also revamped its slide show publishing and mobile site for WAP phones.

By March 11, 2009


Widget makers get a makeover

For makers of widgets--modest little pieces of software that let people do things like play games, annotate photos, or send "pokes" to each other on Facebook or MySpace--it seems the buzz has turned to a worrisome hush.

By August 21, 2008


Take a look inside, it's my Last.fm In A Box

The social music service, now owned by CBS Interactive, will be distributing its streaming radio stations to partners like Bebo, Ning, and eMusic.

By June 4, 2008


Google's DoubleClick gets in on the ad widget act

DoubleClick to serve up widget ads that Web surfers can grab and embed into their own sites in a viral marketing scheme.

By March 17, 2008


Widget makers woo big money, VCs

Hummer Winblad Venture Partners' Will Price leaves his post as general partner to join Widgetbox as its chief executive officer.

By March 13, 2008