It may be the pot calling the kettle black, but according to Fox News on Jan. 20, Google’s chief executive Larry Page says that Facebook is doing “a really bad job on their products.” Mr. Page made his comments in an interview with Wired magazine.
He was asked whether Facebook competition was the motivation behind Google’s social products.
"It’s not the way I think about it. We had real issues with how our users shared information, how they expressed their identity, and so on. And yeah, they're a company that's strong in that space. But they're also doing a really bad job on their products."
"For us to succeed, is it necessary for some other company to fail? No. We're actually doing something different. I think it's outrageous to say that there's only space for one company in these areas."
Meanwhile, Google has launched a plan to build a new London headquarters in King’s Cross. It's estimated that the complex will be worth £1 billion when completed. Construction should start later this year and the building will be finished in 2016, provided everything goes according to schedule.
"This is a big investment by Google, we're committing further to the UK," Google's Vice President for Northern and Central Europe, Matt Brittin, said in a statement. "It's good news for Google, for London and for the UK."
Google has already expanded its operations to Paris and Dublin.
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