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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Versus Google. + Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the Web - Nov. 3. FORTUNE -- Paul Adams is one of Silicon Valley's most wanted.

+ Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the Web - Nov. 3

He's an intellectually minded product designer with square-framed glasses, a thick Irish accent, and a cult following of passionate techies. As one of Google's lead social researchers, he helped dream up the big idea behind the company's new social network, Google+: those flexible circles that let you group friends easily under monikers like "real friends" or "college buddies. " He never got to help bring his concept to consumers, though. In a master talent grab last December, Facebook lured him 10 miles east to Palo Alto to help design social advertisements.

On his blog, Adams explained, "Google values technology, not social science. " In the long history of tech rivalries, rarely has there been a battle as competitive as the raging war between the web's wonder twins. In one corner is Facebook, the reigning champion of the social web, trying to cement its position as the owner of everyone's online identity. The Facebook Chart That Freaks Google Out - Peter Kafka. Facebook and Google Execs Equally Suck at Social Media. Google Downgraded on Threat From Facebook. News October 5, 2011 02:17 PM ET Computerworld - A brokerage and investment banking firm downgraded Google from "buy" to "hold" because of the growing threat from social media companies like Facebook.

Google Downgraded on Threat From Facebook

Jordan Rohan, an analyst with Stifel Nicolaus, wrote in a note to clients that Google is "weakening" and interest is shifting to Facebook, which increasingly is a competitor to Google. Calling Facebook a "key gravitational force on the Internet," Rohan said the social network now occupies 30% of the total time people spend on the Internet. Facebook game leaders: We’re not worried about Google+ games. For now, Facebook’s gaming managers aren’t worried about the competition from Google+.

Facebook game leaders: We’re not worried about Google+ games

If they keep doing a good job growing the engagement and monetization of users on their own platform, they expect that game developers, users, and Facebook itself will be happy no matter what the competitive landscape looks like. The stakes are pretty high right now, as Google and Facebook have finally begun to compete directly against each other this week in the social game market, where billions of dollars are at stake.

But if Facebook is worried about Google, its representatives didn’t show it. Rather, they showed off new changes aimed at optimizing the social network for both game developers and their fans. The conversation was wide open and covered a range of topics, as you’ll see below. Google+ vs. Facebook : la guerre des réseaux sociaux.

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Zuckerberg vs. Google [COMIC] Already using Google+?

Zuckerberg vs. Google [COMIC]

Follow Mashable News for the latest about the platform's new features, tips and tricks as well as our top social media and technology updates. Facebook vs Google Infographic. Facebook Is Taking A Special Interest In RockMelt’s Social Browser. Ever since RockMelt launched its social browser, it’s been known unofficially as the Facebook browser.

Facebook Is Taking A Special Interest In RockMelt’s Social Browser

Facebook chat, status updates and sharing are all built right into the browser. Now Facebook and RockMelt are officially working together in a product partnership, and the first fruits of that collaboration can be seen in the latest release available today, RockMelt 3. RockMelt is still an independent browser with only a few hundred thousand active users. Facebook made no investment in RockMelt, nor is it going to help promote or distribute the browser, at least initially. Its product teams, however, are working closely with RockMelt to make sure that its Facebook features shine. There are several new features in RockMelt 3. The second new feature is that Facebook notifications, messages, and friend requests—what Facebook engineers internally call “the jewels”—are now visible at the top of RockMelt right in the chrome itself. Salary : Google wins over Facebook. INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Winning War For Best Talent.

Google+ Vs. Facebook Privacy [Exclusive Infographic] These days most of us spend a lot of time on social sites like Facebook and Google+, but how often do we stop to think about privacy?

Google+ Vs. Facebook Privacy [Exclusive Infographic]

Unfortunately, not as often as we probably should. In a new infographic shared exclusively with Social Times, PEER 1 Hosting explores the privacy settings on both Facebook and Google+ and reveals that even if we have our privacy settings in place we may not be as protected as we think we are. According to the infographic, ‘Facebook Vs. +++ but conplex Facebook Will Surpass Google In Advertising Revenues. Editor’s note: Continuing our exploration of how Facebook could eat Google’s lunch, guest author Hussein Fazal makes the case for Facebook’s potential advantage in advertising. Fazal is CEO of AdParlor, an ad management and technology company for Facebook campaigns. Not too long ago—the common perception was that Facebook advertising did not work.

Why would a user notice an advertisement with a small image discretely tucked away in the right-hand column? In fact, most users were building up their “banner blindness,” and ignoring the right-hand column altogether. However, much regarding Facebook ads has changed since then. Despite all this success, Facebook’s revenues are still far behind the search giant, and claiming that they will surpass Google is a bold statement. Google’s Eric Schmidt Says He ‘Screwed Up’ on Social Networking.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt took responsibility for the search titan’s failure to counter Facebook’s explosive growth, saying he saw the threat coming but failed to do much about it.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Says He ‘Screwed Up’ on Social Networking

Speaking at the D9 tech conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday evening, Schmidt said that for five years, he’s been aware of the competitive threat posed by upstart social networking websites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Schmidt even wrote internal memos about the threat, he said, but was so focused on running Google’s day-to-day operations that he didn’t give the issue the necessary attention. In an interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher, Schmidt described Google’s social stumble as his biggest regret. “I clearly knew I had to do something and I failed to do it,” Schmidt said. “CEOs need to take responsibility. Pressed by Swisher and her co-host, Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg, about why he didn’t focus more on social networking, Schmidt had a simple answer: “I was busy,” he said.

Google Rolls Out Social Search Globally. Google will roll out its somewhat controversial Social Search feature to 19 more languages next week, the company announced on its official blog.

Google Rolls Out Social Search Globally

Launched in October 2009, Social Search is a feature that combines regular search results with publicly available data created by your friends' social media activities. Your "friends" are quite loosely defined and include people in your Google Talk friends list, your Google Contacts, people you're following on Buzz and Google Reader and other networks you've linked from your Google profile or Google Account.

Google can also find your friends on public networks such as Twitter and Facebook and gather the data from their public connections as well. The feature was recently the subject of controversy, as Facebook hired a PR company to push negative stories about Social Search in the press. Facebook 1 : 0 Google on Earth Day (Facebook is playing at ho. How and why Google is taking on Facebook - TNW Social Media. Unless you’re living in a cave, or perhaps a compound just outside Islamabad, you’ve most probably heard about Facebook’s dirty little secret that was unearthed by both The Daily Beast and USA Today last week.

How and why Google is taking on Facebook - TNW Social Media

While comments and responses, statements and apologies can be made, and are a plenty, let’s have a look at what could have caused such an action by Facebook. Facebook Without rehashing previous reading that you’ve undoubtedly already done, the long and short of the entire fiasco centers around Facebook’s hiring of PR firm Burson-Marsteller to engage top level media outlets in a campaign highlighting some “flaws” in Google’s privacy policies. It could easily be boiled down to a, “You say potato, I say puhtahtow” issue, with some calling “smear,” while others call it “fact confirmation” (mainly Facebook), however this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumblings surrounding the Big G’s privacy policies.

According to a statement issued by Facebook,


The Difference Between Google Adwords and Facebook Advertising: Demand Generation vs Demand Fulfillment. As advertising channels proliferate online, we are constantly asked: which channel should I be using?

The Difference Between Google Adwords and Facebook Advertising: Demand Generation vs Demand Fulfillment

The two heavy weight channels – search and display – have been mainstays for years now, but still aren’t fully understood. In particular, while Facebook has grown tremendously as an advertising channel – it’s now more than 2x as large as the closest display competitor – we believe that it remains misunderstood and underutilized. We hear a common refrain: search advertising screens for intent and hence is about demand fulfillment while Facebook advertising does not and hence is about demand generation. While that refrain contains some truth, it’s dramatically oversimplified and obscures the opportunities and risks of both channels.

Google AdSense May Never Make Facebook List. Google dépense quinze fois plus que Facebook en lobbying. Le moteur de recherche a dépensé plus de 5 millions de dollars pour sa stratégie d'influence à Washington en 2010. 5,16 millions de dollars : c'est le montant dépensé par Google en 2010 pour financer ses actions de lobbying auprès de la classe politique américaine. Le montant alloué par le moteur à sa stratégie d'influence pour le seul quatrième trimestre s'élève à 1,24 million de dollars. A titre de comparaison, le réseau social Facebook a dépensé un peu plus de 350 000 dollars en lobbying au cours de l'année écoulée. Si ces sommes paraissent anecdotiques au regard du chiffre d'affaires du géant du Web, elles sont en revanche en progression quasi-constante depuis 2003. Google’s Wizard Of Oz Search Algorithm And The Threat Of Facebook Search. Google search is powered by algorithms.

Computers slice and dice data looking for signals that a web page is more or less interesting than other web pages for a given query. PageRank is a big part of this, where Google looks at inbound links to a site as well as the text relevant to that link. But Google also uses lots of other signals to determine the relevance of a web page. They have to, because PageRank on its own is infinitely gameable.

If no one ever tried to game search results PageRank would work just fine. Inbound links are simply votes for various web pages. But today all that’s changed. Today we saw yet another algorithm change by Google, designed to fight some of the more annoying internet polluters - content farms and scrapers. La recherche sur twitter/facebook va-t-elle détrôner celle sur Google?] OTA Android 2.3.3 update for the Nexus S and Nexus One rolls out. Google announced in a tweet that an over-the-air update to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread has been rolled out for the Google Nexus S and the Google Nexus One.

It’s been a long wait for Nexus One owners, as Gingerbread has been on the Nexus S for more than three months now. The update in question will bring more NFC capabilities to the Nexus S, such as writing rewritable NFC tags and new API support for developers to fully utilize the near-field communication chip. Various bugs and random reboots have been addressed and fixed, too. Oh, there’s one little thing regarding Nexus S users. If you have your Facebook contacts synced, they’ll all get erased. As for the Nexus One, this is the first encounter (official, at least) with Gingerbread, so congrats to you, Nexus One owners.

Source. Referral Traffic For Videos On Media Sites. In the third quarter of 2010, BrightCove and Tube Mogul’s Online Video & The Media Industry report showed that Facebook passed Yahoo to become the No. 2 source of traffic to online videos at media sites. (The study measures videos across the Brightcove network, with a focus on newspaper, magazine, broadcaster, brand, and online media sites). Facebook has continued its reign as the second largest referrer of traffic, behind Google, in the fourth quarter of 2010 according to a new report from the video platform companies. Facebook exhibited the healthiest growth rates in terms of referral traffic, now accounting for 11.8% of all referred video traffic to media companies. Source d'audience des sites d'information : Facebook bientôt devant Google ?

Google est le premier moteur de recherche et certainement la première source de trafic pour la grande majorité des sites web de la planète (pour les autres planètes je n’ai pas les chiffres). Il est également acquis que YouTube serait le deuxième, et que Facebook occuperait la troisième place. Google renforce l'aspect "social" de son moteur. Top 3 Social Sharing Buttons for Websites. In today’s web, almost every website now has social sharing tools that allow visitors to share content on the web with each other. Google, Facebook et la synchronisation des contacts téléphoniques.