Hello! I was wondering a few things for a website/webpage I wanted to build (like iGoogle) as a homepage:

1) Can a flash webpage have widgets within it (like iGoogle for example) that will automatically update (sort of like AJAX) and/or receive info from another link (weather, stocks, etc.)?

2) Is a flash webpage going to be slower to load compared to if I made it with AJAX?

3) Any tips or code to help get me started on the webpage

Thanks in advance,