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[4]: M$ Will Never Learn.
by hamster on Tue 9th Jul 2013 06:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: M$ Will Never Learn."
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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 have to disagree with you on this one. If i had a company producing windows apps i would not put my money on windows selling much because ms says so. I would look at the amount of users actually using it.

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.

I don't think it will flop. But i doubt it will as great as the 360 sales are. I do not know anyone but one ms fanboy who might be buying a xbox one. And we are a shitload of people who had both the original xbox and the 360.

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