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Yahoo To Become an OpenID Provider, Giving 248 Million Users Web-Wide Identities

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by temi, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    In what can only be described as a huge victory for the OpenID foundation, Yahoo has announced it will become an OpenID provider at the end of January.
    Once the new Yahoo ID service is live, Yahoo’s 248 million users worldwide will have a way to login to any site that supports OpenID using their Yahoo account.
    To give some perspective on the scale of Yahoo’s announcement, consider that right now there are roughly 120 million OpenID accounts. When Yahoo launches its beta program on January 30 that number will more than triple to 368 million OpenID users.
    It would overly optimistic to suggest that you’ll never need to create another username and password for a new site, but the day is fast approaching.

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