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Facebook Agrees To Buy Advertising Service Atlas From Microsoft
2013-03-01 21:14:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook announced yesterday they have agreed to buy digital ad service, Atlas, from Microsoft, ending months of speculation about the deal. This move not only signals the departure of Microsoft from the advertising game, but also boosts Facebook´s advertising presence as they continue to wage their quiet war against Google. Though no official financial terms were discussed as a part of this deal, an earlier piece by Ad Age...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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