AOL Joins OpenSocial

At the All Things Digital conference, AOL announced that it would be joining Google's OpenSocial. AOL recently acquired social network Bebo, which had already joined OpenSocial. First up will be the adoption of gadgets on myAOL.com.

Writing on the OpenSocial blog
, AOL Principal Software Engineer Eric Staats said, "We're excited to work toward supporting Gadgets and OpenSocial across AOL's many products, platforms and services. By working with Google and other leaders in the industry to create products based on a more open, uniform standard, AOL and AOL users will be able to safely take advantage of a wide variety of new applications within our products that have been built by developers around the world.

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