As expected, the
much-discussed Google social play turns out to be an alliance with other
companies to "open up" social networks and their data to developers.
TechCrunch and the
Times both have early news of an expected announcement tomorrow on how
Google, along with partners like Ning, Linked In, Friendster, and others, will
introduce a set of common APIs -- called OpenSocial -- to be used for getting data from and writing applications for social networks.
The idea, as the New York Times explains, is to help combat the number of
people who are developing for Facebook [...]
Related Topics: Channel: Social | Google: OpenSocial | Google: Orkut