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The Google co-founder is back on the job as chief executive today. So here's what he should be thinking about.
OpenSocial started out as a way to blend consumer Web application data over the Internet, but it also has use behind the firewall, as Atlassian found.
Google's trying to hit Facebook where it hurts, and Facebook is snapping up patents that may make Google's social-media aims harder to achieve.
OpenSocial might not be Facebook's app platform, but it still has some neat apps that are worth giving a whirl, from PollDaddy to Stunt Pilot.
The Net giant is fostering Web-based gadget development through its acquisition of the casual gaming developer.
Third F8 conference promises a rare look at the company's inner workings for developers and advertisers who use the social network as the basis for their businesses.
The social network-turned-gaming site has modified its APIs so that applications built on Facebook's platform can be transported over with minimal developer muscle.
Facebook's rep at the Future of Web Apps event in Miami this week was David Recordon, the company's open-standards guru. That's a crowd that the social network still has yet to win over.
When it comes to social networking, Google has made one misstep after another. Now it's formed a 'Social Web Team' to try to straighten things out, once and for all.
Will Norris, an open-standards advocate, joins new Google hires Chris Messina and Joseph Smarr on a new squad to tackle a niche of the Web that's completely dominated by Facebook.