There has been some speculation about when Facebook might launch an advertising network to run on sites apart from its own, using its trove of data on what its 845 million users like and share.
But while the company has been silent on whether it plans to do this, it has also quietly moved into display ads in the wider world of the Internet — via a series of ads for Facebook itself. And one of its ad network partners, ironically, has also been one of its biggest competitors: Google.
Facebook’s ads on Google’s AdSense network — brought to our attention by a tip from a reader — have been live for about six months already, TechCrunch understands, as part of a bigger display campaign running for the past couple of years (one other sighting here from Josh about a year ago).
At this point, it looks like those ads…
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