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FindMeOn Upset With Google Over OpenSocial

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Most lawsuits against Google seem to be the result of badly planned get-rich-quick schemes.  A complaint from FindMeOn may have something to it, however, and centers on the similarities between Google’s OpenSocial and the smaller company’s Open Social Networking (OpenSN).

Notice the names, for starters.  Both use a lack of spacing and camel case capitalization that will equally frustrate your average writer.  Then – since lawsuits tend to be more solid when something other than spelling is at stake – there are the technologies’ purposes.FindMeOn Upset With Google Over OpenSocial

After all the coverage of it, everyone should have a fairly good idea of what OpenSocial does.  On the subject of OpenSN, Caroline McCarthy writes, "FindMeOn, which develops technology to aggregate profile data from various social-networking sites, created OpenSN as a way to convert a profile from one social network to another."

Sounds familiar, eh?  Although not exactly the same.  And as MarketingVOX points out, an imposing group of Google’s lawyers stand between FindMeOn and victory (or even, unless Google is feeling nice, a favorable settlement).

We’ll see where this goes, then, but given the pace at which the legal system works, don’t expect instant results.

FindMeOn Upset With Google Over OpenSocial
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