There’s something missing in this Eric Schmidt quote

From Google to Add Social-Network Elements – WSJ.com:

“The best thing that would happen is for Facebook to open up its data,” Mr. Schmidt said. “Failing that, there are other ways to get that information.” He declined to be specific.

I think Eric meant to say “the best thing that would happen for us is for Facebook to open up its data.” Because it certainly wouldn’t be the best thing for Facebook.

And that “failing that…” sounds like an interesting threat to me, and suggests more clearly than ever that Google is determined to crack open Facebook for its own benefit.

  • Anonymous

    Verr astute.