Larry Drebes

CEO and CTO

Top Tags: identity, mobile, trends

Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. In its early days, Janrain drove the development of the majority of the open source OpenID protocol libraries that continue to be used today by organizations such as Google and Yahoo!, and was a founding member of the OpenID Foundation, a nonprofit governance organization for the industry. Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley startups Desktop.com, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet-based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and its RocketMail product became Yahoo! Mail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.

Demand OpenID!

Demand OpenID! is a new service which enables you to demand OpenID login support from websites you visit everyday. It’s a simple website and bookmarklet that provides a “one click... Read More

IIW 2007b… What You Missed

In case you were wondering what you missed at this years Internet Identity Workshop there is a Massive Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) Video Recap over at CenterNetworks which is definitely... Read More

Why OpenSocial Disappoints

First off, let’s get some prelimary affirmations out of the way: OpenSocial is a step forward in the social networking/digital identity ecosystem. We’re better off for having it available. It... Read More

Pibb Opens up to Facebook…

JanRain is pleased to announce a new addition to the Facebook Applications Directory, Pibb! By adding the Pibb Facebook application to your account you can easily tie together two end... Read More