Google announced Friend Connect today, a new service that will allow any web site to enable social networking features for their visitors. And the key piece of the strategy is that to do so only takes a few lines code, similar to the ease with which AdSense ads can be to any web page.
In another big move for the OpenSocial inititive, Google, Yahoo and MySpace announced today the formation of OpenSocial Foundation.
Imeem, the third largest social network in the US, has just opened their “imeem Media Platform” for third party developers.
The New York Times is reporting that Yahoo May Join Google-Led Social Networking Alliance. In the post from Miguel Helft, the word is that Yahoo intends join the Google-led alliance “as early as this week”. As we reported earlier today, there has been lots happening with OpenSocial and we’ll be hearing more shortly. Here’s more [...]
The MySpace Developer Platform launches today. It’s certainly big news when the world’s largest social network launches their platform and we’ve updated our MySpace API Profile with the latest details.
Since Bebo brought its Facebook Platform-compatible API out of closed beta a few weeks ago, as we reported in this post, the initial growth shows a steep curve from about 50 launch partner applications available before Jan 12th to 714 on Jan 26th.