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Comment by L Martin Johnson Pratt on January 10, 2009 at 10:02pm
Fox Interactive Media To Shut Down Flektor And SpringWidgets
by Michael Arrington on January 10, 2009
In an effort to control costs and consolidate products, MySpace parent company Fox Interactive Media is shuttering the SpringWidgets (which launched in 2006) and Flektor (acquired in 2007) widget platforms. Twenty five employees are affected.

Ten employees at Flektor’s Culver City offices will have the opportunity to interview for positions at MySpace. It’s not clear if SpringWidget’s fifteen employees, located in Atlanta, Georgia, have been laid off or will be able to find new jobs within MySpace. Both sites are set to be shut down, says a FIM representative.

SpringWidgets has evolved into a platform that MySpace uses to create widgets for advertisers. Flektor is a Slide and RockYou like widget platform that lets users create slideshows with photos and other small applications.

Earlier this year MySpace let 5% of employees go (under a new performance plan). More recently they stopped giving employees free lunches.

It’s important to note that Fox Interactive Media has 1,700 or so employees, so the layoffs aren’t material. This looks more like a house cleaning of products that don’t deserve to be branded and maintained separately from MySpace.

Flektor and SpringWidgets are added to the deadpool.
Comment by Bishop CD Miller Ministries on January 8, 2009 at 7:52am
Well the answer is easy enough! When we don't know what to do, look for the person who does!

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1. Join Casting In His Net Blog for Web Ministry Tech Tips!

2. Take your original RSS feed and burn it at

3. Now, burning your feed allows you many advantages more than
just using your original feed.

4. The registration login feature it creates for your feed allows you to
put a registration block on your blog and it COLLECTS EMAILS ADDRESSES
you can DOWNLOAD! Now you can track WHO IS READING YOUR BLOG!

5. Go To "Publicize"

6. Go Scroll To "Spring Widget Skin"

7. Have fun designing your widget; drop in multiple feeds;
make it colorful; insert a url for a background graphic;
make different sizes and ENJOY!

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