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MSN Ready To Push The Web 2.0 Meme

Microsoft, stung by the aggressive moves by rivals Google and Yahoo, plans to open access to its MSN and other public websites to let developers assemble new applications that build on those sites…Microsoft will detail its “Web platform” strategy at its Professional Developers Conference in LA next week, says the story.. It intends to publish the APIs to some of its public sites, including MSN Search, and deliver better tools to write those applications.

Among other things, Microsoft executives will discuss a developer program for Start.com, an MSN incubator site that consolidates information from RSS feeds and other Web sites onto a single customizable page.