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LinkedIn has opened its platform to developers who are prepared to try and pass a rigorous application process.

Previously the business-oriented social networking site only offered a select bunch of partners access to its Web 2.0 platform, which many use as a CV hub and biz man stalking tool.

LinkedIn, which claims about 50m users, said in a blog post yesterday that it opened up code to developers to allow them to mix its API into their own social networking sites.

The company has launched a developer website that coders will be required to sign up to and request a key to allow access to the platform.

Desktop Twitter client TweetDeck has already been fiddling with LinkedIn’s API.

“Now you can easily view or take action on your LinkedIn network updates from within TweetDeck, with the full integration of the LinkedIn profile information of the person who posted the update,” said the firm’s search and platform product's veep Adam Nash. ®

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