Facebook and Google not in a relationship, Zuckerberg says

Facebook and Google not 'in a relationship' of any kind, Zuckerberg says
Facebook seems to have de-friended Google

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that his company isn't on speaking terms with Google anymore.

During the company's quarterly earnings call late last week, Zuckerberg spoke of the Silicon Valley playground spat, which has left the web giants on opposing teams.

He said: "Our relationship with Google isn't one where the companies really talk."

Now, this could mean that Facebook and Google don't really have any reason to talk, but given Facey's desperate need to own the mobile space, part occupied by Google, everyone knows that isn't true.

What's the beef, bro?

So what's caused the rift? Well, Facebook launching a competing Graph Search engine, allowing users to search for connections between people, places, photos, events and more, can't have helped matters.

Also, Google CEO Larry Page slamming the social network for "doing a really bad job on their products" would certainly be enough for Facebook to get the hump.

To juxtapose the situation nicely, Zuckerberg claimed he was "really happy with the partnership" Facebook is enjoying with Google's arch-nemesis Apple.

We're not saying Facebook is picking sides, but if Google and Apple were having a sleepover on the same night, we all know where Zuckerberg would be taking his sleeping bag and scary movie collection...

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and TechRadar.com. He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.