Friday, July 20, 2007

Facebook acquires Net start-up Parakay | CNET News.com

 Having made impressive progress as an application playground recently, Facebook now apparently aspires to become a web platform as well.

In an interview with engineering news site IEEE Spectrum last year, Ross described a plan to create what he called a WebOS, or Web operating system, a central place where different online resources might be found, similar to the way Microsoft Windows pulls together computer resources into one view.

He described creating a protected space inside a Web browser that allows users to store digital information and share it with designated friends, family and colleagues. In effect, the browser is designed to act as a social network space rather than simply a personal information viewing tool.

Facebook acquires Net start-up Parakay | CNET News.com

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