New Plugins
PlaceWidget
PlaceWidget for WordPress simplifies the process of adding a PlaceWidget to your WordPress blog. You can create and configure your PlaceWidget right in the WordPress Dashboard, then embed it in your sidebar with a standard WordPress widget.
Category Ancestor
Category Ancestor is a plugin that adds a function you can use anywhere in your theme :

More at: http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2010/01/24/wordpress-plugin-releases-of-0124/