Google Unveils OpenSocial

Remember when Facebook decided to open itself up so that third-party developers could build applications that work on the social networking site? Earlier this month, Google out-opened Facebook by introducing OpenSocial, a system that lets developers build applications for Google’s Orkut and all of the other partners in the initiative. What can we expect next?
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Using the Google SOAP Search API

Would you like to make your computer applications able to submit queries to Google and extract the data? For example, wouldn’t it be nice to create an application that automatically queries Google with your keywords and returns the top 10 results? Then you’ll want to take advantage of the Google SOAP Search API service. This article explains how.
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