Google VS Facebook
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C'est une bataille aussi discrète que passionnante que se livrent les deux géants du Web.
Google has blocked Facebook from “scraping” some types of data from its servers, setting off a telling skirmish in the broader war between the two internet powers that many observers believe will shape the next phase of the web.
Remember Cola Wars? Just like that, but with computers. Google wants to go social and that’s driving Facebook to mobilize for war :
Facebook and Google are waging a bitter battle over data portability and the control of your identity on the web.
To Google, it’s just a new, relatively minor set of upgrades to one of its many applications. To Facebook, it’s a declaration of war. Google wants in on “social,” and the search giant may just have the size, weight, and leverage to take it.
Google dispose d’une force colossale sur le web.
Les jeux vidéo violents favorisent-ils l'agressivité des adolescents ? La question n'est pas nouvelle, et de nombreuses études se sont déjà penchées sur l'éventuelle influence de cette activité sur le comportement des jeunes joueurs.
Back in February we wrote about Facebook’s secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”. Now we’ve heard from sources that this is indeed what’s coming on Monday during Facebook’s special event , alongside personal @facebook.com email addresses for users.
In September I wrote about Google’s “extraordinary” efforts to stop employees, particularly engineers, from resigning to join pre-IPO startups like LinkedIn, Twitter and especially Facebook. In one case we confirmed an engineer making around $150,000 turned down a 15% raise plus $500,000 in restricted stock and left for Facebook anyway. That’s all chump change now.
I haven’t added either Facebook Connect or Google Friend Connect yet, but they sure are taking over tons of blogs very quickly. TechCrunch and Gawker both turned on Facebook.