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While Microsoft is promoting Azure, its new cloud development platform, rival Yahoo put some more meat on its development platform bones: the Yahoo Open Strategy. This platform is responsible for creating the most self-indulgent acronym ever (Y!OS). Does Yahoo really expect the press to use this monstrosity?

The Yahoo plan is to have developers exploit already-existent Yahoo services and offer these apps to what is still a substantial user base. Developers can tap into Yahoo's query language, application services and social features.

Can developers turn Yahoo once again into a contender? What apps would you like to see? Thoughts welcome at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on October 29, 2008


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