Facebook's War With Google Goes Nuclear

Not only does Facebook want to know as much about you as Google does -- the social network also wants to pitch products directly in your News Feed.

In a recent blog post, Facebook said it was under way with an "alpha" test of Facebook Exchange ads running inline, alongside friends' updates, rather than to the right of the screen, as has been the case historically.

In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova says the key is Exchange, which is Facebook's mechanism for gathering personal browsing history for use in crafting pitches. Where the ads appear is secondary to the process of creating them.

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