Could Google And Apple Take Identity From Facebook?

Could Google and Apple use their mobile platforms to become leaders in the online identity space?

When Eric Schmidt admitted this week that one of his biggest regrets was not acknowledging the Facebook threat, he didn’t say how his company plans on combating the threat this year. Would Google use the Android platform to compete with the social network?

Facebook is probably the most popular free application on both Apple IOS and Android devices, but there’s one problem: the social network doesn’t own the platforms.