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Conservatives Set for Stand on GOP Platform

McCain seen as too centrist on climate, immigration, stem cells and more

(Newser) - Conservatives are concerned John McCain might be a maverick with a pen, and are gearing up for a fight on the Republican Party's official election platform, the Washington Post reports. Loath to imagine where McCain might go on climate change, immigration, stem cells and more, activists are already on platform... More »

MySpace to Open Platform to Developers

Hopes to reap same benefit Facebook has--without the Scrabulous headache

(Newser) - Following the lead of rival Facebook, social networking giant MySpace will launch the MySpace Developer Platform next week, giving programmers deeper access to its site--possibly including the ability to tap into MySpace user data, AP reports. MySpace already informally allows programmers to develop widgets for it, and hopes the new... More »

New Tools Will Mash Up Phone, Mobile, & Net

Ribbit debuts platform to blend services across all your connections

(Newser) - A startup called Ribbit today unveiled a tool to let developers create voice communication applications that unify Internet-based and traditional telephony services, including phones and text messaging. Developers can include voicemail and calling functions, and can embed their apps in Web pages and Web-based services, reports Reuters. The platform supports... More »

Meebo Joins Facebook as Platform

Instant messenger site allows outside developers to create new applications

(Newser) - Meebo, an instant-messenger startup, is following in the footsteps of Facebook by allowing certain hand-selected developers to create new widgets for its pages. Unlike Facebook, however, it plans to lure developers by offering them half the revenue gained from the features they create and will sell the ads itself, instead... More »

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