Whoa, Godzilla noises all around. Set Techmeme on stun.
The Social Platform PR Wars Continue: Facebook Bans Google Friend Connect
* Thur May 8: MySpace announces its “Data Availability” initiative, whereby it will share public user profile data with partner sites like Yahoo, eBay, and Twitter.
* Fri May 9: Facebook announces its “Facebook Connect” initiative, which will let third party developers access Facebook user profile and friend data.
* Mon May 12: Google announces its “Friend Connect” initiative, which will let users do much of the same thing through an OAuth/OpenID/OpenSocial system administered by Google.
via Facebook Developers News. Seems like the first time that I've gotten news from the primary source in months.