I’m late on this, but BIG kudos to the Popfly team for having the sole Microsoft entry in PC World’s Top 25 Most Innovative products!
Here’s a snippet from the article:
_ Microsoft Popfly_
_Innovation: Lets you use Microsoft’s Silverlight platform to create Web mashups. _
_Benefit: Though Popfly is still in early beta, its operation is clearer and its display is more attractive than that of the similar Yahoo Pipes tool. _
If you ever played with Legos as a kid, then you should be able to assemble a Web mashup in Microsoft’s Popfly. No coding know-how needed–using Popfly is as simple as choosing content sources (such as pictures, video, or news feeds from various online sources) and connecting them to a display model (such as a video player, a dynamic box for text, or a game of whack-a-mole that pops up pictures, for instance). Voilà, you have your mashup. You can embed the resulting creation in a blog entry or Web page, or just share its URL so others can admire your work.