Author Archives : Brian Kissel


About Brian Kissel

CEO of JanRain, a market leader in OpenID platform solutions for businesses, website operators, and consumers.


Sears and KMart Adopt OpenID to Simplify Customer Registration and Login While Enhancing the Shopping Experience 2

Yesterday, Sears Holding Company (SHC) announced it has adopted OpenID technology, enabling website visitors to easily register and login at the MySears and MyKmart communities using existing accounts at Google, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live, and Yahoo!. This is exciting news for for online retailers and follows shortly after the […]


An Update on the Retail Advisory Committee and Improving User Experience

The Retail Advisory Committee Last week representatives from the OpenID Foundation (Google, JanRain, NRI and Yahoo!) led a discussion about third-party authentication and user-centric identity with representatives from several online retailers. Topics included: Business case for OpenID and third-party authentication Best practices for online retailers leveraging OpenID Leveraging rich user […]


OpenID Japan Launches with 32 Member Companies 1

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to share that OpenID Japan has launched with 32 members including merchants, portals, educational institutions, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, airlines, and banks. This announcement is significant for several reasons: The number and breadth of industries represented by the new members The use of OpenID by […]


OpenID Content Provider Advisory Committee Kickoff Meeting 2

AARP, AOL, BBC, Google, Hearst Magazines, JanRain, Meredith, MySpace, National 4-H, National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, Reed Business Information, Six Apart, Time Inc., Vidoop, and Yahoo meet in NY City for first OpenID Content Provider Advisory Committee meeting hosted by the BBC.