Sharon Gaudin reports:
Things are getting a bit heated between two of the largest Internet companies as they spar over users’ data.
Google and Facebook, which increasingly seem to be rivals, have been engaged in a war of words this week over data portability. The issue boils down to the ability to move user data back and forth between Web services, such as Google’s Gmail and Facebook.
“We’re reaching the point where the giants are going to bump up against each other more, [which is] sure to cause some nasty skirmishes,” said Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group
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