Facebook purchases Microsoft ad platform Atlas for undisclosed sum

By Shawn Knight
Feb 28, 2013
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  1. Facebook has agreed to buy advertising technology from Microsoft following months of rumors. Atlas Advertiser Suite is expected to help give Facebook advertisers a better idea of how their campaigns are performing as well as allow them to compare ads...

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  2. I would have to agree with the last paragraph. But it's not that I don't want ads, I just don't want ads that are flashing and making noises or are just full of crap like "an old simple rule to help you lose weight". I like ads when they are placed thoughtfully in-line with the design of the website or when its a video ad so well done that I'll go and look it up on YouTube because its just that good.

    I don't think anybody likes when they go to highlight text on an article and then suddenly an ad pops up because they clicked a seemingly blank area on the page that is actually used to trigger ads or having to navigate a page like a minefield because ads pop up if your mouse hovers over certain words.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. Facebook picks up someone else's dregs.

    How facebook.
  4. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Faecesbook slowly buying up everything/everyone.

    It's going to end up like Cell from Crysis 3.

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