Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Jul 2013 14:03 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Windows "Today, Microsoft said its advertisers will be able to target users not just on Web search results pages but directly inside Windows Smart Search. David Pann, general manager of Microsoft’s Search Advertising Group, said in an interview that advertisers don’t have to do additional setup to participate. The Smart Search ads will feature a preview of the websites the ad will send people to, as well as click-to-call info and site links, which are additional links under the main result that direct users deeper into a website to the most likely page they might want." So, you pay for a product, and then Microsoft shoves ads in your face. Scumbags. Then again, they've done the same on the Xbox, which is now virtually unusable due to all the ads plastered all over your dashboard. And then people say Google is bad with ads.
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RE: Windows Smart Search
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 19:19 UTC in reply to "Windows Smart Search"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

This isn't how it works. Bing has access to queries you provide it.

Metro Applications are forbidden from widespread file system access.

The indexed files and the Bing results come from separate sources, consolidated into one view.

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