Facebook executives have choice words for Google’s efforts to bring casual games to its fledgling social network.
Google+ (GOOG) launched in June with an innovative group video chat dubbed Hangout. One week later, Facebook announced a video chat feature of its own in cooperation with Microsoft’s (MSFT) Skype. Last week, Google announced that games like Zynga Poker and Angry Birds would find a home on Google+. A day later, Facebook unveiled a slew of improvements to its games platform, including a newsfeed-like live ticker with game updates and higher-resolution gaming.
If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is paying very close attention.