Google CEO slams Facebook for doing 'a really bad job'

Jan 19, 2013, 08:20 IST | Agencies

Google CEO Larry Page has criticised Facebook, saying it is doing a 'really bad job on their products'

Page didn’t elaborate on the reasons he thinks the company is doing a bad job, or which products he was referring to in particular, but it is still one of the more direct criticisms Page has levelled against Facebook to date.

Larry Page
Larry Page, Google CEO hinted that a lot of their work had been copied, taking a dig at Facebook. File pic

Page’s comments came just a few days after a smarter search engine Graph Search was launched by Facebook, prompting reports of a direct competition with Google. Page said Google is doing a different job with Google+, and hinted that a lot of their work have been copied by Facebook.

Page also spoke about the need to keep Google successful with ambitious ideas and said there is a possibility that Google may eventually have one million employees working for it. Page also appeared to scoff at Steve Jobs’ desire to wage a so-called thermonuclear war against Android. “How well is that working?” he said.

When asked whether Android’s share is decisive against Apple, he sidesteps the question, responding that “Android has been very successful, and we’re very excited about it.”

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