LinkedIn platform now live

Developers worldwide can now integrate LinkedIn into their business applications and Web sites, the social networking site announced today. The LinkedIn platform leverages the open OAuth standard to make integrations from almost any language and development environment as simple as possible.

In the past couple of months, LinkedIn has partnered with companies such as IBM, Blackberry and Microsoft to support integrations and have extra time to invest in both functionality and scalability of the platform.

According to announcement, various developers who have helped provide the company with feedback and guidance will be announcing integrations in the coming weeks, including TweetDeck. Users can now “easily view or take action on their LinkedIn network updates from within TweetDeck, with the full integration of the LinkedIn profile information of the person who posted the update.”

Interested developers can begin developing for the LinkedIn platform at http://developer.linkedin.com. To date, LinkedIn has more than 50 million users with professional identities and relationships.

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