Two tech titans want to be part of your social network.
As Google launches its own version of a social networking site, Facebook teams up with another big name to keep its competitive edge. Where's the best place to keep your connections?
In one corner the social networking site with 750 million users.
In the other the search engine with the name that's become a verb in the 21st century lexicon.
Facebook, looking to be your friend. Google, to be your "plus" one.
Google plus launched at the end of june with invitations to a select group of media and tech watchers.
On the heels of that, Facebook joined forces with Skype for a video chatting feature that will be available to all users over the next few weeks.
The system already knows that we're connected, and we already have a pipe open between us so new apps like video chat can just flow across that.
It's the first, Facebook says, of a summer blitz of new features, pretty well-timed, when you consider Google's launch.
So, facebook or google? Is there enough room for both titans in the social networking game? For now, some tech watchers say, facebook has safety in its numbers.
Step one is where your friends are. And right now your friends are on Facebook.
Until Google creates something that makes you say, "Man I really want to be over there and not on Facebook," I don't see it as a huge threat to Facebook.
But the few who have gone beyond the "google plus" velvet rope seem to "like" its multi-person video chats called hangouts ... Meaning the best of this tech battle, may be yet to come.