Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook's New Front in Google Rivalry - WSJ.com

I’m surprised there hasn’t been more press/blogosphere coverage of the Office Web Apps dimension, as it makes Facebook’s services more directly competitive with Google Apps.  See Updated: Office + Facebook = Easily share your ideas and documents with friends for more details.

In a meeting with reporters at an Internet conference Monday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said it "is basically good to have more competition in the space," adding, "they appear to be taking a different approach."

Facebook's service is designed to combine traditional email, instant message and cellphone text messages into one system, routing messages to whichever service is best for each person, and keeping an archive of it all.

Facebook's New Front in Google Rivalry - WSJ.com

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