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Facebook Ups Its Animosity Toward Google

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After the week that Facebook (FB) had in the market, you can forgive the social network for being a little irritable. Today, the company's stock hit a new low, and given the trajectory, it's likely to dig itself a little deeper before it recovers.

So, when things look its darkest, one turns his ire toward a familiar enemy. And for Facebook, that would be Google (GOOG).

The two tech giants have been on the outs for years, what with bickering over search results and the launch of the plucky social network Google+. And presumably fuming over it's lackluster IPO, Facebook has spitefully removed Google Chrome from its list of recommended browsers.

As Neowin reports, when a user is directed to its "unsupported web browser" page, Facebook suggests Internet Explorer (MSFT), Firefox, and Opera as browsers that would offer up a "better experience on Facebook."

Considering that Google Chrome is now the most popular browser on the planet, its omission is a fairly glaring one -- especially when Opera's market share barely cracks 2%.

Neowin notes that Chrome -- along with Apple's (AAPL) Safari browser -- is still supported by Facebook. They just so happen not to be one of Facebook's top choices.

Funny enough, investors feel the same way about Facebook.

(See also: Google Leaks First Video From Google Glasses and AT&T Falsely 'Upgrades' iPhone 4S to 4G)

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