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MySpace boarding the Google OpenSocial train

Updated: Confirmed reports are in from Silicon Alley Insider and TechCrunch that MySpace will partake of the OpenSocial APIs as it ramps up its developer platform plans. We'll find out more later today how MySpace's plans to create a new markup language are impacted by aligning with OpenSocial.

November 1, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Probing the Google-Firefox relationship

Google is the new Microsoft, at least in the way every move the company makes and its relationships are viewed in the context of a secretive, powerful company bent on world domination. Christopher Soghoian adds to the drama, making a case that Google unduly influences the direction of the Firefox browser.

November 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


Is Facebook the next Netscape?

Marc Andreessen's Ning team has put together a screencast and screenshots of OpenSocial in action. He notes that the examples are a little light on social functionality at this point, but they are working on getting user's friends information and activities feeds into the applications.

November 1, 2007 by Dan Farber


IBM touts enterprises free of fear and $1.5 billion security spend

IBM is marshaling its hundreds of security products and thousands of consultants to enable what it calls “an enterprise free of fear." Given that an enterprise free of fear is like declaring world peace, I asked Stuart McIrvine, director of IBM’s Corporate Security Strategy, to explain the concept.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


OpenSocial: Developers speak out

With Google's OpenSocial plans out of the bag, I checked out how some of the chosen few--Slide, NewsGator, Ning and about the new APIs and how they plan to apply them.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber


Yahoo on OpenSocial: Socialization standards are good for all

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.

October 31, 2007 by Dan Farber