It’s been a busy news week for the folks at Google and everything they do seems to cramp Microsoft’s style. First up was the leak on Tuesday (and announcement today) of the OpenSocial Web API for social networking applications. The idea is to have a common standard for developers so that they don’t have to start from scratch with each social network they support.
So what’s the Microsoft hook? In the words of Marc Andreesson:
It was announced yesterday that Microsoft found a taker for some of its Windows Live platform services in Bebo, the San Francisco based social network that is very popular in the UK.