LinkedIn has opened up it’s API for developers to build applications from LinkedIn’s user data (connectedness).
Registering as a LinkedIn developer is as simple as filling out a form on developer.linkedin.com. The LinkedIn platform leverages the open OAuth standard to make integrations from almost any language and development environment as simple as possible (blog).
LinkedIn has been working with selected community for the last few weeks (like Tweetdeck) to roll out the API.
Google Chrome Extensions
Google has enabled developers to upload their chrome extensions to Google Chrome’s extension gallery.
For most extensions, the review process is fully automated. The only extensions we’ll review manually are those that include an NPAPI component and all content scripts that affect “file://” URLs. For security reasons, developers of these types of extensions will need to provide some additional information before they can post them in the gallery. – details.
Google Acquires Teracent, Display Ad Startup
Google has acquired Teracent, San Mateo based startup in Display Ad business.
Teracent’s technology can pick and choose from literally thousands of creative elements of a display ad in real-time — tweaking images, products, messages or colors. These elements can be optimized depending on factors like geographic location, language, the content of the website, the time of day or the past performance of different ads.[details]
AOL unveils new Logo
After the breakup announcement (read: AOL, Time Warner To Split in Dec 09), AOL has unveiled new logo (that reads Aol.)
What’s your take on the logo? Appealing? Represents New Age Media?