AOL has purchased Goowy Media, a startup which specialized in simplified widget creation and “webtop” tools for email, calendars and instant messaging and has become a very important part of the MyAOL model at AOL, which is a major Google partner… at least right now.
Goowy CEO Alex Bard posts on the yourminis blog, part of Goowy Media:
We have been working closely in partnership with AOL since early 2007. During this time, we’ve had an opportunity to see AOL grow and evolve as a company. For this reason, among others, we’re thrilled to announce that AOL has acquired Goowy. We are all incredibly excited about the opportunity to be part of the AOL team.
AOL’s vision and focus on consumer engagement, content and advertising align directly with our suite of products. As a part of AOL we will have access to an amazing array of resources, which will enable us to continue the advancement of our syndication and analytics platform, while creating more dynamic widget experiences for our clients and end users.
We have had so many great conversations with AOL about enhancing the user experience, delivering relevant content, increasing engagement and breaking glass, which we can’t wait to share with you over the coming months. We could not be more excited about the opportunity in front of us to be part of the continued success of a leading global company.
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