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Facebook, Google And Plaxo Join The DataPortability Workgroup

Funny enough I was having a conversation about just this at breakfast today. Looks like yesterday Facebook, Google and Plaxo joined the DataPortability Workgroup. The Workgroup sounds quite a bit like what AttentionTrust was trying to do. As explained on the homepage, the group’s mission is “To put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community.”

January 9, 2008