We’re pleased to announce that Facebook’s acquisition of Atlas from Microsoft has officially closed. The Atlas team will start work at Facebook on Monday.
As we said in February, this is a winning proposition for all parties involved. Facebook is committed to the success of Atlas partners, customers and employees. This deal also helps to strengthen the already strong partnership we have with Facebook.
Microsoft continues to dedicate our energy to the future of Microsoft Advertising, which is to create compelling, beautiful and relevant experiences for our first-party owned and operated assets including: Windows 8, Skype, Xbox/Kinect, Windows Phone, Bing and MSN. Our publisher line up (across devices and web services) is unrivaled and offers a unique opportunity for advertisers to reach their target consumers on any screen.
We want to thank the Atlas team for their work up to this point, and wish them nothing but the best for their future at Facebook.