Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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Ad Server
by marcus0263 on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 01:48 UTC
marcus0263
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2007-06-02

Nope, I refuse to buy a phone that it's OS is an "Ad Server".

Microsoft dubs Windows Phone 7 'ad serving machine'
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/27/windows_phone_7_ads/

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RE: Ad Server
by Nelson on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 03:34 in reply to "Ad Server"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

He was speaking to an audience of .. advertisers .. lol. What's he supposed to say? "Windows Phone 7 is a terrible platform to launch your advertisements on, don't bring your money here at all".

Whats your alternatives? iAd? .. Going with Google? The king of mobile advertising?

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RE[2]: Ad Server
by marcus0263 on Sat 23rd Oct 2010 15:52 in reply to "RE: Ad Server"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

He was speaking to an audience of .. advertisers .. lol. What's he supposed to say? "Windows Phone 7 is a terrible platform to launch your advertisements on, don't bring your money here at all".

Whats your alternatives? iAd? .. Going with Google? The king of mobile advertising?


Nope, neither. I just have a phone and to be connected while mobile I have a Netbook ;)

As for "What's he supposed to say?", what he said. You know pimping it's "Ad Server" features, that's the point.

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RE: Ad Server
by Morgan on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:49 in reply to "Ad Server"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Nope, I refuse to buy a phone that it's OS is an "Ad Server".


Then you won't buy a phone at all. I guarantee you that any phone with an app store of some kind will have a way to serve ads. Hell, even the $30 throwaway prepaid phone from the supermarket will have some sort of advertising in the interface, even if it's just for a silly JME game or ringtone clearing house.


Or to put it another way:

Welcome to the 21st century, where all those old dystopian sci-fi novels and movies got at least one thing right: Advertising Everywhere! In case you hadn't noticed, Earth is populated by an overwhelmingly capitalist society, geared towards commerce and prosperity.

Get used to it.

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