Not subtle adverts.... big banner ads: http://hothardware.com/News/Microsofts-Big-Hidden-Windows-8-...From the pics, there are big banner adverts in Windows 8 which are totally unrelated to the application. They show an electric razor advert in the Finance App.... a 1/4 page cologne advert on the weather app.Is this real?
They simply have no class
I wasn't going to say that.... I just find it rather backwards that Microsoft seems to be trying to follow in Apple's footsteps and cater to higher end consumers and they push something like this out. I expect something like this with discount or free products, not something where the vendor is making good margins.
That article is making a big thing out of absolutely nothing. I have a surface, the only ads I have seen are in the news, finance, weather, sports, and some free third party apps. The first four are all powered by Bing, so why wouldn't there be ads? These ads are also placed in a way that thy are the very last thing you will navigate to while in the app those three apps. I can also just choose to not use those 4 apps, which happens to be the case as there are better third party apps already out. It is also important to note that some third party apps are much worse in the number of ads and their placement than the 4 Bing apps.
>> The first four are all powered by Bing, so why wouldn't there be ads? <<I've just gotten used to platforms where built-in spam isn't tolerated. Apple's stock tool is powered by Yahoo finance and you don't even see the Yahoo logo unless you are setting the stock ticker. If you click on stock symbol you go to Yahoo finance... it's a tie in, but makes sense.The weather and other built in tools are similarly powered by yahoo or in some cases Google. There are tie ins, but no overt advertisements. >> I can also just choose to not use those 4 apps, which happens to be the case as there are better third party apps already out. It is also important to note that some third party apps are much worse in the number of ads and their placement than the 4 Bing apps.If Microsoft was going for the budget consumer, your comparison might make sense. They are pricing their products at premium prices like they want to compete on another level. Pushing out adverts contradicts that.
This should not even be an issue.Here is a good article that puts it into perspective.http://www.zdnet.com/how-outraged-should-you-be-about-ads-in...
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