Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by some1 on Sat 10th Nov 2012 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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It is also done in a relatively reasonable manner. The ads appear only in those built-in apps that rely on ongoing refreshed content -- i.e., apps that have ongoing licensing costs.

You'd think that of all companies Microsoft can secure itself a very good deal on standard content like news and weather. It seems more plausible that they're just showing off in-app ads to other developers.

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