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February 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Microsoft and Facebook end advertising deal

Microsoft and Facebook have ended their advertising deal for Microsoft to sell display ads on the social network.

The company made the announcement in a blog post by Bing general manager Jon Tinter today, slipped in below news that they were expanding their search relationship. Here is the blog post.

The two companies are expanding their search relationship internationally, which had been limited to the U.S. Facebook users will also get access to more Bing search engine features than they previously had.

The two companies began their ad partnership in 2006, when Microsoft also invested $240 million in Facebook. Here is the announcement back in 2006 on the advertising partnership.

Microsoft will continue to sell search advertising for Facebook.

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