Customize Your MSN Home Page with Widgets

We've posted a couple of items about the new Google Home Page API in the past few days but I've mentioned (my bad) that Microsoft has been allowing developers to to build "widgets" for users to easily place on to their personalized home page for several months.

Before, a few gadgets were available for You can find a gallery of widgets here and a blog for developers here. The blog went live in September.

The most viewed widget at the moment is one to place Virtual Earth onto your home page. Other
widgets that caught my attention during a quick browse included a "to do" list, access to, a Daily Dilbert, a Bay Area Traffic Map, ShipmentTracker, Word of the Day, and many many more.

Oh, and if you just must have a Google web search box nearby, no problem. I also noticed a widget for a Google search box for the MSN page (that also includes an MSN Search box).