Facebook vs. Google - Who will win?
While Google is in the process of total domination, Facebook wants a part of it, scratch that, All Of It!
Animosity between Google and Facebook sparked when it was leaked that Facebook engineers were working on the “Gmail Killer”, but then continued when Google cut off Facebook's access to its own email product, changing its terms of service to prevent Facebook from importing Gmail address books.
In turn Facebook's most recent announcement was more than the regular update. Facebook is building a full-fledged webmail client, but modeling it off of chat. This isn't messaging for just Facebook, but for use all over the Internet. Facebook is also planning on integrating in Text (SMS), Instant Messaging and email all in one place; which will rival Google's Gmail, GoogleBuzz, GoogleChat and GoogleVoice.
If Google is getting antsy about losing its Internet reign, they should be. Think about the marketing power Facebook has right now. Facebook’s ultimate plan is “seamless messaging” which will entail a social inbox that ranks messages in terms of priority importance based on the user’s conversation histories. Though Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg states, "This is not the email killer, it is a communication-based system that is intended to work across the different forms of communication we use today." Only time will tell the winner of total domination when it comes to our Internet big brother.