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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly put Facebook on ‘lockdown’ the day Google+ launched

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Edward Lambert
Jun 03, 2016 21:00
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When Google launched in 2011, many saw it as a potential anti-Facebook – an alternative for someone who s ready to try something different.

This was a neon sign bolted to the upper reaches of the Aquarium, above the cube of glass, almost like the NO VACANCY sign on a highway motel.

Martinez also called Zuckerberg s speech aloof, geek-speak, and borderline psychopathic.

But the lockdown would lead Facebook to think twice on code changes, rushing a product to market, and shape up overall to defend against its alleged war.

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