This will be welcome news to anyone who hates doubling up on online accounts and identities - you can now use your Google account as an OpenID login. This means you can log in to any site which uses OpenID using your Google credentials. Digital Inspiration explains how to do it:
"To create a custom OpenID URL with your Google Account username, go to appspot.com and login using your Google credentials. You will be assigned an OpenID sign-on that looks something like this:
Good stuff. I haven't gotten around to creating an OpenID, and this could mean I don't need to. Anyone know of any compelling reason why you should have a standalone OpenID rather than using your Google ID?
Use your Google Account as an OpenID [Digital Inspiration]