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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by kaiwai on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:12 UTC
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Why is anyone here surprised? if you're going to access the website via an application rather than going to the actual website the take guess as to why they've included ads. The movement is to provide access to data from a website and through an application then someone/something has to pay for delivery of that data hence advertisements. For me, as long as those advertisements are non-intrusive then I'm more than happy to have said advertisements if it means that the said services remain free of charge.

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