AOL Buys Widget Maker Goowy Media

AOL has acquired Goowy Media, a San Diego-based widget software company. The companies worked together before on widgets for AOL’s custom start page, and Goowy will now join AOL’s Products division.

Why would AOL buy a Web widgets company? Yet another extension of the Web for AOL’s Platform-A division to sell ads on.

Terms not disclosed. Goowy’s big backer: Mark Cuban. Release.

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