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Google's Mayer Prays For Friendlier Facebook

What does Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of search and user experience, think about Facebook. For one, the top social net is "really different than what Google is really focused on," she said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, according to VentureBeat.

There are, however, "elements that are interesting," she added. Like her boss Eric Schmidt, where Mayer takes issue with Facebook is its insistence on hiding content from Google and other search engines. "There is a lot of content that is being locked in," she said. Despite privacy concerns, "You should still be able to find the information that's relevant to you, that you would otherwise have access to." As VentureBeat notes, Google launched a real-time search engine last year, which pulls information from various social networking services -- "but its integration with Facebook was pretty limited."

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