MySpace Join OpenSocial

MySpace has confirmed they join Google OpenSocial team.

Google OpenSocial works much like the open-source code that allows third-parties to design apps for Faceboook, only OpenSocial will extend beyond a single social network, to other blogs and Web sites. At the time of its launch, LinkedIn, Friendster, and Google's own social network, Orkut, had already signed partnerships with Google. Companies behind some of Facebook's most popular apps, including iLike and Slide, have thrown their hats in the ring.

When we first reported Google's launch of the new developer platform, OpenSocial, we couldn't help but comment on the fact that it seemed like product of bad blood, in light of the company's loss to Microsoft in the recent Facebook bidding war.

According to Reuters, Myspace and Google announced today that both companies have been working on projects for more than a year.

Both companies confirmed the partnership in a joint press release. "Our partnership with Google allows developers to gain massive distribution without unnecessary specialized development for every platform," said Myspace co-founder and CEO, Chris DeWolfe. "This is about helping the start-up spend more time building a great product rather than rebuilding it for every social network. We're pleased to collaborate with Google to establish a landmark standard for social applications."

Myspace is currently the world's largest social networking site, with 110 million users to Facebook's 48 million.

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