The Battle Of The Giants Facebook Vs Google

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The battle between internet giants Facebook & Google for leadership on internet portability reached a higher notch last week. When Google changed its Terms of Service that any company or Social Network which import data from Gmail for finding friends by users, then it would also require to allow for same type of data import back to Google. Facebook does not allow for any reciprocity, meaning Google blocked Facebook’s access to its contacts API.

Facebook has responded to this move likely, by giving users an easy option to download their Gmail contacts and then upload them to Facebook. Google’s take on the matter that why should any other service benefit from its API when Google does not reap the same benefits from the users of its API? The ultimate loser how ever will not be Google or Facebook but the users of these two services…

Read the full article on the Mashable

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