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Yahoo agrees to work with Google, MySpace on OpenSocial initiative

Yahoo has joined Google’s OpenSocial initiative for creating photo-sharing and other social tools that work across the Web. The two internet giants along with News Corp’s MySpace, which earlier pledged support for the initiative, have said they are forming a non-profit organization, OpenSocial Foundation, to ensure that the platform remains neutral and viable.

Yahoo has joined Google’s OpenSocial initiative for creating photo-sharing and other social tools that work across the Web. The two internet giants along with News Corp’s MySpace, which earlier pledged support for the initiative, have said they are forming a non-profit organization, OpenSocial Foundation, to ensure that the platform remains neutral and viable.

The idea behind the Google-initiated OpenSocial platform is to create a common coding standard for applications such as chats, games and media sharing so they work on hundreds of websites. Other participants in OpenSocial include Friendster, hi5, LinkedIn, Ning, Orkut and Bebo. [Source: BusinessWeek]

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