Call me lazy, but I often just want to search, click, and talk. Now, this Live.com gadget lets me do it by using the Click2CallU beta service from Vonage. When you click on a search result, you receive a call that connects you automatically to the desired number (no dialing).
It's a bit inconvenient to be prompted for your Vonage password whenever you refresh the page, but it's better than storing or transmitting your password in the clear. Your password remains client-side, and is only transmitted via the https GET call to the Vonage service. There's still a risk of an evil inline gadget walking the DOM looking for the global variable with your Vonage password. We'll have to contact Vonage to work with them on a WCS and WCF implementation.
If you see "authorization failed" or this disabled phone icon after clicking "click 2 call" on a search result, it means that you haven't yet specified your Vonage account settings for this gadget. Click the gadget's "edit" link, and enter your:
Also, kudos to MarkL and team for the v0.1 ajax search control I used in this version of the gadget. (Yes, Google is a rival, but he added VirtualEarth-like simplicity to hosting a search control). I'll post the Live Search version that I have running on my localhost as soon as my hoster Server Intellect (add your vote) adds support for either .asbx or .axd tunneling used by Atlas.