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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Comment by BeamishBoy
by BeamishBoy on Fri 5th Jul 2013 14:19 UTC
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Isn't this essentially what's been happening in Ubuntu for a while?

It's all depressingly predictable. Ad revenues are regarded as an important stream of income by pretty much everyone, so I think we can expect this to become even more prevalent as time goes on.

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RE: Comment by BeamishBoy
by ov1d1u on Fri 5th Jul 2013 14:25 in reply to "Comment by BeamishBoy"
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Yes, but you don't pay anything for Ubuntu. If I pay for a product I want the cleanest experience possible, not a big screen with ads.

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v RE[2]: Comment by BeamishBoy
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 14:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by BeamishBoy"