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Yahoo! Bares Its Soul With Y!OS 1.0

What do you do in turbulent economic times? Downsize or produce more? Yahoo! chooses the latter both and attempts to re-incarnate itself and “make history again” with the release of its Open Strategy (Y!OS) platform.

The idea behind this initiative is to open up to developers and let them “tap into benefits once only available within Yahoo!” Yahoo! has opened quite a few features, including content, traffic and Yahoo’s user base.

But don’t get too excited just yet. It’s not all flowers and butterflies in the Yahoo! world. While working on open and social APIs for sites like Flickr and Delicious, the Internet giant is also putting efforts into creating proprietary technologies like Yahoo! Query Language(YQL) and Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP).

Full article on CMSWire: Yahoo! Opens Up More to the Masses With Y!OS 1.0