Google's David Glazer expects to make peace with Facebook

On today's Gillmor Gang, David Glazer, Google director of engineering, said he expects Facebook and Google to make peace on integrating Friend Connect and Facebook Connect, but didn't want to give a time frame for a resolution.

David Glazer: Friend Connect is in line with Google's goal of enabling a more open Web. CNET News.com

On Friday's Gillmor Gang podcast, Google's point person on Friend Connect, David Glazer, took questions from the gang, which included Steve, Marc Canter, Robert Anderson, Mike Arrington, Dana Gardner, and myself.

Much of the conversation centered on Facebook's suspended participation in Google Friend Connect . Glazer said he expects Facebook and Google to make peace but didn't want to give a time frame for a resolution.

Regarding efforts by Google, Facebook, and MySpace to provide some element of data portability, Glazer said they are complementary, based on what is known about the APIs so far, which isn't much.

Glazer maintained that Friend Connect is in line with Google's goal of enabling a more open Web, which also has the potential to improve Google's bottom line. Sites and applications that use Friend Connect could also serve Google ads. "It's just an example of how when more people have more reasons to do things online, it can be good for Google," he said.

Listen to the show.

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