From a Reuters article:
“Online advertising is of keen interest to us and I have absolutely nothing to say about the AOL deal or no deal whatever,” said [Steve] Ballmer [CEO of Microsoft].
“If you ask, particularly our consumer-facing businesses, what will be the most rapidly growing revenue stream at Microsoft, it’s absolutely going to be advertising.”
This is, of course, in keeping with Microsoft’s Windows Live strategy.
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