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[6]: M$ Will Never Learn.
by hamster on Wed 10th Jul 2013 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: M$ Will Never Learn."
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The problem is we're not talking about some other company and Windows apps. Microsoft as an os provider doesn't have the same considerations that a 3rd party developer does. Also, it's not as if the 100+ million Windows 8 licenses that have been sold are actually sitting there collecting dust. The truth is a lot of people are using Windows 8. For anyone to deny that (not that you have) would be completely stupid.

Seeing how ms is trying to make it self a sw and hw maker should tell a great deal. Ms were late to the smartphone marked which showed people that they can do without a ms product and they havent been able to use the defacto monopoly on the desktop to futher use of their wp platform. The >5% they are on with wp shows what they can do without a monopoly.

Thats why i would not be surpriced to see companies startng to look other ways then windows.

I couldn't guess how many units it will sell, I just believe it will be successful. I do know a handful of people who are going to buy an Xbox One. I haven't decided myself yet. I'm not in the habit of buying first generation anyways so unless a few truly amazing (imo) games come out and I can't wait, I'll just watch how the first year plays out. I still have plenty of stuff to play on the 360.

I would not buy a first edition of most products either. And sofar our kids are pleased with the 360. If we are gonna change it i think it would be for a ps4. I am in the process of removing all ms products from our house. They are becoming more of a bad match going forward.

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