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[3]: M$ Will Never Learn.
by ilovebeer on Mon 8th Jul 2013 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: M$ Will Never Learn."
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That's a funny comment to make considering the success of Windows 8 so far (with over 100 million licenses sold), and the impending success of Xbox One. Not to mention the massive government and military contracts they have. Microsoft losing on all fronts? ....No, not even close.

How many of those licenses are sitting on a shelf at a oem supplier? And should we not see the xbox one actually selling before calling it a success? I am quite sure some people called wp an "impending success" before launch. And besides nelson i doubt you find many who sees wp as a success.

It doesn't matter how many licenses are sitting on a shelf because whether or not all of them are in use has nothing to do with the fact Microsoft sold them and already made their money. You think the makers of my cars care if they're on the highway every day or parked in my garage? Nope, the only thing that matters were the sales.

I'll give you that my calling the Xbox One an "impending success" was a prediction rather than a factual statement. However, there are a number of indicators that point that way so while nothing is certain, it's unlikely the console will flop.

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