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: Seriously?
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 14:41 UTC in reply to "Seriously?"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Hyperbolic lead ins are nothing new here.

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RE[2]: Seriously?
by Soulbender on Sat 6th Jul 2013 03:19 in reply to "RE: Seriously?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Not that much hyperbole really. Games have long complained about Xbox excessive Ads about anything but games and the reduced visibility of the actual games.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/ads-up-games-down-the-ug...

I'm sure it's profitable but so is porn.

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