Widgets Helping Small Web Companies Succeed

I talk alot about widgets here (for good reason), and it seems that 2007 has lived up to its name of “The Year of the Widget.”

Here’s an interesting piece on a small company that made it big with a little help from the widget:

SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, GarageBand.com was the quintessential struggling Web company, barely hanging on as it burned through $17 million.

Until widgets.

Since it developed a widget, one of the mini-Web applications now flourishing on Facebook and other social-networking sites, the company — renamed iLike — has become an overnight sensation.

USA TODAY – Widgets Make a Big Splash on the Net

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