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[5]: Comment by Nelson
by kragil on Fri 5th Jul 2013 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
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What is MS paying all you shills?

They are very cheap, so it won't be a lot. Then again all the stuff you and all the other defenders of this crap aren't doing a good or convincing job.

Ads in an OS are a total no-go. Doesn't matter if Canonical or MS do it.

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 19:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
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If I got paid as often as idiots like you claim I did, id be on vacation a lot more often.

There are two possible positions on OSNews. Agree with the hive mind or paid MS shill.

God forbid people think freely.

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by curio on Fri 5th Jul 2013 20:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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After seeing all of your insights as to what are and aren't (really) ads, or what is fair game, perhaps you could avoid any dissenting opinions if you prefaced your comments with
"In my version of reality--".

As it is, that you seem to be quite erudite in your formulation of opinion based on this altered reality to the point of being pedantic, delusional and utterly lacking in any core ethics or morality (a predator)seems to be your baseline reality.
And, Woe be unto anyone fool enough to trust you with ANYTHING!

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