How much money will land in your business?
We’ve been growing rapidly, but now we can accelerate growth in areas where scale is important like in Atlas, (a provider of digital marketing technologies) and Drivepm, (which serves as a liaison between online publishers and advertisers by buying blocks of online ad inventory from publishers and reselling the inventory to advertisers on a highly targeted basis.)
How soon until every viewer can be measured?
5-10 years answer McAndrews. Next year, it’s estimated 40 million homes will have Video on Demand. And with DVR’s TV is becoming more like the internet, more of a time based medium.
Is a deal now more probable between Microsoft and Yahoo (YHOO) because your company is creating a cultural bridge?
I think we’re very culturally compatible with MSFT, we’re in the same city. They’re a customer of ours and we of theirs. But I can’t speculate beyond that, says McAndrews.
What happens to the landscape, now that you’re no longer an independent player?
McAndrews says aQuantive will continue to compete. “We’re no longer independent from a stock market perspective, but it changes nothing with our customers,” he explains.
Is MSFT now poised to build more momentum?
Digital advertising is a key strategic opportunity for MSFT, say McAndrews. aQuantive is very complementary to Microsoft’s future.
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