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Yandex Acquires Single Sign-In Service Loginza

January 27th, 2011 01:35 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Russian search engine Yandex has acquired Loginza, a local startup whose service allows developers to implement user authentication via the likes of Facebook, Twitter or OpenID-supported sites, without additional registration. Terms of the deal, which came about through Yandex’s “open days for startupsâ€, an initiative as part of the Yandex.Start program, remain undisclosed.

As noted, Loginza’s single sign-in plugin supports authentication via Facebook and Twitter, along with Blogger, WordPress, VeriSign, AOL, Yahoo!, Flickr, Last.fm, LiveJournal, myOpenID and OpenID. It also supports authorization schemes of a number of Russian services: Yandex, Mail.Ru, Vkontakte, Rambler, Diary.ru, WebMoney, Diary.ru and Loginza itself.

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