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[7]: Comment by Nelson
by curio on Fri 5th Jul 2013 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
curio
Member since:
2010-05-03

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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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 5th Jul 2013 21:08 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So you comment to a thread you weren't originally involved in and add nothing of value. I must say, you are quite eloquent, even poetic in your uselessness.

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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by DeadFishMan on Sat 6th Jul 2013 01:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

I have to agree with the parent poster. I haven't replied to an OSNews story in months(? Well, it has been a while...) because I usually either agree with the general consensus of the thread or simply because do not feel I can contribute much to the topic at hand but whenever I see a post of yours I cringe lately so I HAD to reply this one.

Almost half of the posts on this story so far are from you, trying to defend what is obviously yet another indefensible bone headed decision from MS.

Is there anything that MS does or will do that you will not defend as if people were threatening your mother? Geez!

In fact it kind of became something to expect here at OSNews: as soon as something slighlty negative about MS comes up, there goes Nelson to the rescue!

You appear to be level headed when posting on anything that is not related to MS or one of its direct competitors (Android, sigh!) and one can even find insightful information about MS technologies or trends within your posts. You are clearly an experienced professional, possibly a MVP, and it shows. That's probably where the shill accusations are coming from and that's understandable. But boy is it hard to read the drivel you post in here sometimes...

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