By Robert J. SiegelThe Washington PostIt’s no secret that Google and its subsidiaries are interested in social networking.
In fact, the company is in talks with Facebook about buying its social network, according to people familiar with the matter.
Google also is developing an app called Google+ that could serve as a replacement for Facebook’s app and that could have an even broader appeal, these people said.
But there is another side to the story.
Google is developing a way to analyze user behavior that could be useful for the social network’s advertising business.
And that is the “social network engine degreraser,” which Google uses to analyze the traffic of the social networks it owns.
Google has developed the tool and has shown it to potential advertisers.
The company also has been working on the technology for years, but it hasn’t made a big splash with advertisers, who are still trying to figure out the value of social networking for advertisers.
That changed this month, when Google disclosed plans to start using social network data to sell ads on its other services.
It’s a departure from the way Facebook has handled its data-mineings for years.
In that case, Google was only allowed to use the data to determine if an ad was relevant and if it was likely to be clicked.
Google also was limited to analyzing a user’s behavior over a period of time, rather than analyzing all of it in one sitting.
And it was restricted from using a user ID or any other identifying information to identify the person who was logged into the social networking platform.
It’s not clear whether this new data-miner should be a Google or Facebook product.
But Google has been quietly developing social network technology since 2007, and it has developed tools for other businesses.
And while Facebook doesn’t have a product like degrerasing yet, it does sell ads through its platform.
Google is working with Facebook and others to develop the degrerased tool.
Facebook’s chief technology officer, Alex Stamos, said on a conference call with analysts last week that the social platform has a long way to go to become a social network.
He said the tool could help advertisers understand which people are clicking on ads, and he said it would help Facebook and other companies sell ads.
It is not clear how much the degreasing tool would be used for.
Facebook is a separate company, and the company has not released how much money Google has invested in the project.
But Stamos said in the call that the company had already spent about $200 million on degrerases for its platforms.
Google and Facebook declined to comment.
In a blog post last week, Stamos acknowledged that the degremenerator will be a long-term project, but he said that Google’s social network engine is “the engine that will continue to evolve.”
“We’re not talking about degreasers that are going to come out in a few months,” Stamos wrote.
“We’re talking about the degrepenerator that’s going to be in place for a very long time.”
Stamos did not elaborate on what he meant by “a very long period.”
But he wrote that the tool would help advertisers find the most relevant ads.
He also said that the technology would help people make better decisions about which ads to click on.
“We think this is going to help the industry be better at what it does,” he said.
Stamets acknowledged that he would need to build the degresaser in a lot of different ways.
He told analysts that it would require a lot more data from a lot different people, including social networks and ad networks.
He would have to figure it out by hand, and that he wasn’t sure how much it would cost to do so.
He did say that Google is considering building an ad-detecting tool that would use Google’s tools, but that it wasn’t clear how long that might take.
Stams also said he would have a lot to do to get it to work.
Google hasn’t released how many users would have access to the degretaing tool.
But Facebook said last month that it expects to have a tool up and running within six months.