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Yahoo! opening up to developers

Yahoo! opening up to developersYahoo! is the next big company planning on opening up its source code, giving application developers more power in creating tools that engage users. The company has already opened up access to their email letting third parties create widgets that access address books and mail services, but is planning on rolling it out on the Yahoo! homepage and other services.

To a large part, the future of successful online services depends on companies listening closely to what their customers think. That's why many companies are handing over the keys to outside developers and letting them run with anything that makes people stay interacted with the site longer.

Yahoo!'s move is long overdue, but at least they are jumping in the game now to make their stickiness factor increase. We hope.

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