Yahoo offered up an official statement about Google's OpenSocial APIs:“Social networking platforms are an emerging space and we believe there is a need for the industry to collectively develop several different sets of common standards to drive growth and innovation in this area.
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As the Google OpenSocial train pulls out of the station (see Techmeme)with some passengers on board, we are waiting for the reaction of those who have chosen not to go along for ride at this point. Major Facebook developers, such as iLike and Slide, have jumped aboard.
Everex has teamed up with open source players to create a $198 PC (sans display). The Everex Green gPC TC2502 runs a Linux OS and is loaded with (or has links to) free applications, including Gmail, Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google Product Search, Google Blogger, Google YouTube, Google Maps, Google News, Meebo (instant messaging), GIMP (image editing), Firefox, Xing Movie Player, RhythmBox (iTunes substitute), Faqly (tech support), Facebook, Skype and OpenOffice.
Cisco and Wipro will team up in a strategic alliance that aims target emerging markets. The alliance comes just a day after a similar partnership with Satyam to target the health care market.
Dell has climbed out of accounting purgatory, officially restated more than four years of financial results and put an ugly chapter behind the company. But none of those moves fix a reeling consumer business.
Privacy advocacy groups are expected to propose a Do-Not-Track list that would do look to thwart the use of Web cookies--and behavioral ad targeting.Ad Age reports (Techmeme):Privacy advocates are expected to propose the creation of a do-not-track list, a sort of internet version of the Do Not Call Registry, at a news conference tomorrow.
Verizon Wireless is reportedly talking to Google about using its upcoming mobile operating system. It has unveiled a bevy of phones for the holiday season and generally seems more hip overall--at least for Verizon.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: Google's OpenSocial: What it means. Garett Rogers: Google's OpenSocial platform is great!
Google's open social networking platform play is the buzz of the blogosphere tonight. (see Techmeme).
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk yearns for the application of tech entrepreneurship to moribund sports franchises, following in the fancy footsteps of Mark Cuban. After all, sports is a social network of extraordinary proportions...