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Cliqset Launches Open Platform for Creating and Sharing Social InformationFirst of Its Kind Open Platform Offers Users Full Control of Their Social Identity Across Web, Desktop and Mobile Devices (March 10, 2009)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/09 -- Cliqset today launched the public beta of its open platform for creating and sharing social information with any Web site, desktop application or mobile device.
Cliqset allows users to create and define their online social identity (the collection of personal data, including contact details, social graphs, relationships, messages and status updates that define the user's online social persona) in one place and then safely, selectively and easily share that identity with Cliqset-aware Web sites, applications and services. Cliqset users can continue to build and manage their unified social identity from any Web site, application or device they've authorized, without ever sacrificing their privacy or security. With Cliqset, a user's social identity moves with them from Web site to Web site and device to device, always staying in sync.
With this beta, Cliqset users will be able to benefit from all of the features of traditional social networks, wherever they visit online, with the added benefit of never having to update multiple social sites and contacts, and with complete control over their information. Cliqset will also offer users an early integration with Microsoft Outlook, as well as an iPhone application and Windows Mobile compatibility for managing contact information, with more features to come. Ultimately, the company aims to put users back in control of their information while leveling the social network playing field by making it easy for Web sites and applications of all sizes to re-use and share social information.
For developers, Cliqset exposes the richest set of Social Web Services available today; making it easy to write applications that tap into and fully utilize a user's existing social identity. Cliqset has embraced open Web standards such as OpenID, OAuth and Microformats with more soon to come. The company will also be making available full source code for their Outlook, iPhone and Windows Mobile integrated applications, giving developers the opportunity to build out and mold applications for the Web, desktop, iPhone and more.
"What Cliqset is offering users and developers is unlike anything that is currently available," said Darren Bounds, co-founder and president, Cliqset. "We've created a completely open platform with the power to break down the walls between social networks and create an open mesh of social services that share and communicate with each other across any medium -- both online and off. Cliqset offers both users and developers all of the tools and support to build and leverage their social identities in any way they choose."
To sign up for a Cliqset ID and start building your social identity, visit: http://www.cliqset.com/.
To find out more about Cliqset's developer program, please visit: http://developer.cliqset.com/
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Cliqset is an open platform for creating and sharing social identity on the Web. Built on the notion that users should own their information, Cliqset puts them at the helm of building out and sharing their social identity, including relationships, activities, contacts, affiliations, user messaging and profile information, securely and seamlessly across any Web site, desktop application or mobile device. The company champions openness on the Web and aims to deliver the most robust experience for sharing and exchanging information online. Cliqset is privately held and based in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, please visit: www.cliqset.com.
Kasey Fleisher or Jennifer Gazin
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