Google 'Salts' Web With Social Networking

Schachter, Ken
May 2008
Red Herring;5/12/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the launch of a Friend Connect service designed to seed social-networking features throughout the Web by Google. David Glazer, Google's director of engineering, said the service would not detract from the value of social networking sites like Facebook, whose businesses are based on attracting and monetizing millions of users. In November 2008, Google launched its OpenSocial program to create a set of common application programming interfaces to make it easier for developers to build social applications on the Web.


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