Facebook (s FB) is planning to un-friend mobile push-to-talk voice messaging app, Voxer. Facebook is suspending Voxer’s ability to look up and find friends on Facebook’s social graph within 48 hours. The reason given? Voxer is too competitive with Facebook’s social platform.
When contacted by us, Voxer CEO Tom Katis told GigaOM:
Facebook contacted Voxer to notify us that they would be blocking Voxer users’ ability to find and connect with their Facebook friends via Voxer. Facebook informed us that the change would occur in 48 hours. Facebook stated that they view our service, with its tens of millions of users, as a “competitive social network.”
“We were a bit taken aback because we never thought of them as competition,” said Katis. This is a body blow for the company as Facebook has been a growth and retention engine. While Katis tried to play it cool, the reality within the four…
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