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Microsoft Apologizes To New York City
After launching an illegal "guerrilla" campaign in primarily in midtown Manhattan Microsoft was forced to remove the adds and pay a $50 fine.
On Thursday October 24, 2002 Microsoft posted hundreds of butterfly decals, 12 to 20 inches wide and held in place by static electricity, on sidewalks, doorways, traffic signals and stop lights to promote the new MSN 8 Internet service.
The following day Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice president for MSN Personal services and business, released a statement with the formal apology: "We apologize to the City of New York and the people of New York City."
Posted: 2002-10-28 9:07:08 PM
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