Monday, November 29, 2010

Google and Facebook: The Gloves Come Off

November 15 2010 by admin in News |

Facebook is trying to stake its claim on Google’s turf.

The consensus in the technology world is that Facebook’s Monday event will see the release of a Facebook email service of some kind, a direct shot at Google’s Gmail. While this is the most blatant shot that Facebook has taken at Google, it’s hardly the only one. Moreover, Google has fired a few volleys of its own at the social network giant.

This most recent bout between the two companies, as well as recent tensions and accusations of employee poaching, raises one glaring question: Since when is the technology industry a gang war? That is, Why are Facebook and Google horning in on each other’s turf?


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