open versus closed

Google, Facebook and consumer choice

Google and Facebook have been making headlines lately. The world’s most
popular search engine and the world’s most popular social network are
increasingly facing off in Goliath versus Goliath battles as they fight
for dominance on tomorrow’s consumer internet.

One key battleground that has emerged: ‘data portability.’ The two
Silicon Valley powerhouses have been locked in a public, back-and-forth
argument over the ability of individuals to import and export their
personal data to and from their respective services.