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[qi:012] Facebook moved first with the F8 platform. Then Google (GOOG) and a coalition of other social networks responded with OpenSocial. Now, at today’s Defrag conference, semantic web startup AdaptiveBlue has announced ClosedPrivate, the latest strike in the worldwide social applet war. CEO and founder Alex Iskold apparently instigated the ClosedPrivate effort in a closed and private elevator meeting before continental breakfast on the fourth floor of the Hyatt Regency.
No one would admit to joining the ClosedPrivate alliance. “That’s private,” I was told.
Tomorrow, we’re expecting AdaptiveBlue’s announcement of the BluePhone, a closed mobile platform with no vendors on board, no plans, and no software or hardware whatsoever.