Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

How dare a business wants to make money.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

How dare a business wants to make money.

There are better ways to earn money than annoying the hell out of potential customers and trying to brainwash people into buying something without any real need for. Like, perhaps, making a good product and actually letting it speak for itself. And reward your customers with the lower non-advertising-inflated sale prices that come from blowing money on advertising in the first place.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

...non-advertising-inflated sale prices that come from not blowing money on advertising in the first place.

Oops. Pretty critical accidental word omission there.

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