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Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL Formally Announce Ad Pact

Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL have formally announced the joint ad-selling pact they first began pitching six weeks ago. The non-exclusive deal allows each company to sell the others’ “premium non-reserved online display inventory”, and is meant to combat both Google as well as ad networks that currently resell some of the trios’ ads. For more background, consult the story we wrote about this in September.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus