Microsoft, during its annual meeting for advertisers this week, will seek to reassure 500 of its top ad and publishing clients that the software giant's plan to acquire Yahoo! was a means to an end in its bid to achieve online ad supremacy, but not its only route. "Yahoo! was not a strategy," said Brian McAndrews, SVP of Microsoft's Advertiser and Publisher Solutions group. "Yahoo! fit into our overall strategy of building the overall platform."
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