Peter Kafka

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik