Facebook asks for Gmail info: Google say no!

The feud between big rivals Facebook and Google continues as the search engine are now refusing to give away contact information to the social network.

Facebook has asked for the contact information so that their users can find friends through their existing Gmail account; however Google are refusing to hand over the information unless Facebook return the favor and do likewise. According to The Front Line, Google has altered its data sharing API, Google Contacts, so that only sites that allow their data to be accessed and passed on in the same manner as Google can use the firm’s information.

Google has issued a statement about this matter, making sure they also bad mouth Facebook in the process. “Many other sites allow users to import and export their information, including contacts, quickly and easily. But sites that do not, such as Facebook, leave users in a data dead end.”

Google will be looking to give Facebook as little help as they can right now, with their own social networking service Google Me supposedly in the works. The search engine will be desperate for said service to succeed due to its failures in the past, namely Google Buzz and its Orkut service. The next few months will be very interesting. As for the information sharing between the two; dont hold your breath.

Let us know your thoughts on the relationship between these two massive sites and the possibility of Google’s social network. Feel free to leave us a comment.