[This item was originally posted to The Media Drop]
According to BBC News, Microsoft has announced that it is removing pop-up advertisements from its sites across the globe. It’s good to see that they’ve decided to do something which we have all wondered about for a long time. It was surprising to me the first time an MSN-based site had a pop-up while I was surfing on it. I hadn’t thought that MS “missed the boat” on that with their customers and Internet-viewing public, but apparently I was incorrect.
One would imaging MSN’s global sites make up a decent percentage of overall advertising on the ‘net, and impact will be seen as “new” ways to advertise come about.