Update: SearchEngineLand publishes the Sep Kamvar presentation I speak of below. Sweet. The odd thing is that he uses the amount of 10,000 gadgets in the directory, which is weird because there is double that number, there are around 20,000 gadgets there. 10,000 was so like a month ago
Straight from the Netherlands, we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek into the E.day conference where Sep Kamvar of Google spoke about Google gadgets and iGoogle. The person giving us a glimpse of this is Lawrence Coburn of SexyWidget.com, who also presented at the conference with a session sexily named Widget Strategy and Implementation (only available as power point slides) where he put out some serious info backed by even more serious numbers. I have a whole bunch of comments about these two sessions, but I want to try to contact Lawrence first. For now let me just say that if you are interested in the world of gadgets and SEO you should read both of those articles.
Adam Sah of Google will be presenting a session or two at AjaxWorld (warning, pop up) next week as I had previously mentioned. I will be interviewing Adam shortly, so if there are any questions you would like me to ask let me know.
I was going to mention a little something about Yahoo widgets and the Businessweek article, but Jordan at MarketingPilgrim already did so in a more timely manner yesterday and the only thing I have to add to her coverage is to basically point out what a great opportunity this is for developers of all shapes and sizes.
Jane at SEOmoz did a write up on Facebook apps. There is a new VoiceMail Facebook App just announced, and a blog with a wonderful, wonderful title writes a humorous post about how Facebook Apps are the new petrocks.
I will also be interviewing Jon Aizen, CTO and cofounder of Dapper about their extraordinary new ability (still in private beta) to help non-developers to create Facebook applications. If you have any questions for him, let me know. I will be reviewing their system, which allowed a dumb person like me to make the Sphinn Facebook App.
Mashable gets a Facebook app via Dapper and offers up 50 invites to the private Dapper beta
Widgets-blog did a nice roundup of places to make just about any gadget / widget / app you want.