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[3]: Seriously?
by dragossh on Fri 5th Jul 2013 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seriously?"
dragossh
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2008-12-16

Firefox, Chrome and Opera don't have ads, they have a custom nicely looking search page that stays out of your way while giving money to the companies when you search.

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RE[4]: Seriously?
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 17:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Websites which run on Chrome have ads. Apps on Windows have ads.

The Bing AppEx team owns the Bing app, not Windows. You paid for Windows, not Bing.

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RE[5]: Seriously?
by The123king on Sat 6th Jul 2013 11:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Seriously?"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

And is Windows and Bing not both owned by Microsoft? Ergo, i'm paying for the privilege of viewing Microsofts crap apps

Think of it like this: Whilst you don't mind being pelted by advertising from billboards when out on the road, you wouldn't like it if there was a billboard directly in your front room, constantly on blaring adverts continuously.

(Which of course you do in fact have if you leave your TV on the shopping channel all the time...)

Edited 2013-07-06 11:12 UTC

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