It’s Google and Myspace vs Microsoft and Facebook in a battle over who’ll dominate the online social network scene.
After yesterday's announcement that Google and Myspace announced plans to build applications using social network APIs called OpenSocial, developers can now write applications for smaller social network APIs.
According to an article in the LA Times, “software developers could now use a common technology standard Google had created to build features for MySpace users.”
Just hours ago, Slashdot reported that "starting tonight, developers can start writing applications using the social API for Orkut, MySpace, Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, Ning, Oracle, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING."
Just last week Microsoft had teamed up with Facebook, winning the right to invest in the fast growing social network site.