As to Yahoo and Microsoft? Well, I talked with an executive from Yahoo today and he said he had nothing to announce. Translation: we have no clue. If they had a clue they would have had all guns blazing today. Now their choice is to join up. The industry support is too strong behind Open Social. Or, they could make a deal with Facebook on their “embrace and extend” strategy.
It’s really interesting that Yahoo has been nowhere to be seen – perhaps that’s indicative of the fact that this is a time of some difficulty for the company, and that it’s really not sure where it’s going.