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Yahoo Backing Google's Push For Open Social Networks

   
10:18 am on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Inc said on Tuesday it is backing a program by rival Google Inc to make software work fluidly across different social networks, and will create a joint foundation to promote the effort.

The normally fierce competitors are working together in the OpenSocial network, which Google formed in November to lure Web software developers and other social network sites away from the emerging market leader in social networks, Facebook Inc.

Yahoo Backing Google's Push For Open Social Networks [uk.reuters.com]