Google Announces Open Social

Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions. The new project, called OpenSocial, is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks (called “hosts”) that choose to participate. More from Techcrunch.

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MySpace backs Google’s anti-Facebook play

MySpace has embraced the OpenSocial APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), a means of building applications for all sorts of social networking sites that aren’t Facebook. Bebo has joined the mix as well. More.