Microsoft unveils Popfly; acquires aQuantive
Microsoft has released what it claims is an easy way to build mashups, web pages and apps using pre-built blocks. Popfly is a set of online tools that allows building and sharing mashups, web pages and applications. Another component of Popfly is Popfly Space, an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.
Go check it out. The ducks are cute.
And by the way, Microsoft also said that it is buying online advertising firm aQuantive for about $6 billion in cash. It is so far the company’s largest acquisition in the company’s history but they justified the move saying that aQuantive is “”exactly the right company to buy.”