LinkedIn Gets With The Program

According to The New York Times, business-minded soc net, LinkedIn, is unveiling several new improvements to its site.
LinkedIn will encourage developers to use its APIs (application programming interfaces) to build widgets, or small applications. The widgets can, for example, be integrated with a job-hosting Web site to let users see how many connections they have within that company.
LinkedIn will support the APIs for Google’s OpenSocial development platform, which is designed to make it easier to create applications that are compatible with multiple social networking sites.
LinkedIn also has a new deal with BusinessWeek magazine to provide content to the site.
More info on these updates is available on LinkedIn’s blog.

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