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Since last year, Yahoo! offers the ability to authenticate to Flickr using Google ID. It seems that this strategy works well. Because now Yahoo! extends this experience to many of its services. As of January 20, 2011 you will not need to open a Yahoo account to use Flickr, post a comment on Yahoo News and play Yahoo Games. You can just use your Google  or Facebook ID to authenticate to Yahoo services.

As per official Yahoo! blog ::

Today we’re excited to announce that on Thursday, January 20, Yahoo! opens to third-party user authentication with Facebook and Google logins (via OpenID) across the Yahoo! Network. Hundreds of millions of Facebook and Google users will be able to easily sign in and interact on Yahoo! using their Facebook or Google IDs. This eliminates the proverbial necessity of registering for yet another new ID and remembering yet another password.

As we all knows that Facebook and Google are already major suppliers of OpenID with hundreds of millions of active members.

In my opinion this  decision will be really good for Yahoo. This decision could probably help services like Flickr may have filled up with users of Yahoo.


Vishal Gaikar

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Vishal Gaikar is a professional blogger from Pune, India. If you like this post, you can follow him on Twitter.

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