Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 16:40 UTC
Windows "Google announced an update to its Google Play mobile app on Android - its online store for apps, music, books, magazines, movies and TV shows - today, one that is aimed at cleaning up the UI and optimizing it for different device types. It's a model of clarity and discoverability, not to mention scalability, features that are sorely lacking in Microsoft's Windows Store." As a Surface RT owner, I couldn't agree more with Paul Thurrott.
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RE: Too much advertising
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 10th Apr 2013 00:06 UTC in reply to "Too much advertising"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Two thirds of the screen is allotted to advertising.

Wait... what its a store. That's kind of the whole point of a store to show you stuff to buy.

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RE[2]: Too much advertising
by flypig on Wed 10th Apr 2013 00:20 in reply to "RE: Too much advertising"
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

Wait... what its a store. That's kind of the whole point of a store to show you stuff to buy.


Yeah, I can appreciate that Google wants to sell things at me from its store, while simultaneously selling my screen to advertisers. That's the usual way to do it.

I guess I'd just like to be left to make my own decisions, and if I'm unsure then I can ask to be advertised at.

I also realise that I'm not living in the real world, where having two thirds of the screen taken up by advertising is considered good. If I spent more of my time selling software or writing advertising copy I'd probably think very differently about this.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Have you ever been in a real life store? Do you think the placement and selection of items are chosen randomly? Are you offended by the descriptive labels on the boxes?

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