AdCenter is Microsoft's own homegrown ad-delivery system. It replaced Yahoo technology that the company had been using to serve ads up to its MSN site. Potential advertisers can register for an account online, then complete a four-step process to getting their promos delivered. Step one, shown here, is the Settings page, where people outline their campaign.
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