I saw this coming a mile away in January but the Microsoft bid must have slowed it down. After my initial blog posts I got a tip from a source close to Yahoo confirming my earlier posts that Yahoo will be joining Opensocial. NY Times is breaking this story – finally.
Word on the street is that the Microsoft hostile takeover has put the Opensocial deal on ice until now. The timing of Yahoo joining Opensocial puts the pressure on Microsoft and might give Yahoo a fighting chance to go alone. If the Opensocial deal was in the works prior to Microsoft then that is a great sign for Yahoo – it shows that they are going open.
I’m sure this will be hot on techmeme tomorrow.