Facebook may have just released a major search product that many are saying "declares war" on Google or may at least put the social network "on a collision course" with the search giant, but Google CEO Larry Page doesn't sound all that worried about the new competition. Because who said Facebook and Google couldn't get along someday? In an interview for the new issue of Wired published just two days after Facebook's Graph Search came out to so-so reviews, Page tells Steve Levy that Facebook is "doing a really bad job on their products." But before you laugh off that swipe — Google Buzz flopped, Google killed Reader, and Google+ has a loyal but relatively small user base — Page wants to remind everyone that Facebook isn't direct competition, that these two Silicon Valley giants are too big for either to fail. "We're actually doing something different," Page tells Levy. "I think it's outrageous to say that there's only space for one company in these areas."
That's not to say Page isn't making Google go social, or that Facebook isn't in his rearview mirror. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long talked about the rise of social search, and Page has taken a vested interest of late in getting people to use Google+ — even if they don't want to. In an attempt to conquer the space, direct orders from Page forcefully integrated Google's social network into its main search results... and pretty much everywhere else its products touch. If it were up to Larry Page, Google would require a Google+ account just to read reviews. His evaluation of Google+ as it stands? "I'm very happy with how it has gone. We're working on a lot of really cool stuff. A lot of it has been copied by our competitors, so I think we're doing a good job."