Fb goes cloud w/ Facebook Connect

Facebook CEO M.Z. announced Fb’s new platform today:

Facebook Connect is our version of Facebook for the rest of the Web.

In other words, Fb is going to open its network and wealth of data (w/user permission) to partnering sites across the interwebs.

With Internet access becoming ever more prevalent, Facebook is angling to take on fellow cloud computing competitors – Google, Yahoo!, Apple, and MS (among others) – in a race to become the premier web-wide platform.

(via Reuters)