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Mar 4 2008   5:26PM GMT

Overheard: Open ID — not just for fanboys anymore

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

chris_markarsky.jpg Just a year ago, OpenID was more the hobby of a few fanboys than a serious challenge to the way identities are stored and managed. But in January, Yahoo! announced that all 250 million of its user accounts would become OpenID identifiers, thereby tripling the number of OpenID accounts overnight.

Chris Makarsky, I’ll need to see some ID

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