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News Microsoft to pay users to use Live Search

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I.. I just don't think so, Microsoft.
     
  3. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    all relevant pc related uk online shops easily fit into the bookmarks, its not like we would have a wide selection of shops... so no point expanding it to the uk.

    Besides, get paid to use their search engine, what a pathetic attempt at buying marketshare. On top of that, its limited to companies that sign up for it, so its not like it would actually be useful because you wont be able to use it on the full range of existing shops anyway.
     
  4. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    quidco *shrugs*
     
  5. Mr_Sinister

    Mr_Sinister Not Evil, just Bad

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    LOL that is just desperate, they will never give yo thow will they
     
  6. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    sounds like a rubbish version of quidco
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Sounds like the ******* child of quidco and pricegrabber.
     
  8. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Could be a problem for google though, All the hard work gets done by google (research) and then the profitable stuff gets done on msn (sponsored links). As it stands I already do something similar, as i suspect many do. Decide what you want to buy from google then link in through quidco for the purchase.
     
  9. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    what is this quidco you speak of?
     
  10. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Maybe if their search engine wasn't such gak, they wouldn't have to bribe people to use it. That said, I hear that MSN search has improved greatly in recent years (probably by stealing ideas from Google) - I wouldn't know because Google is my home page and it is fast, reliable and produces the results I need. Because of that, I don't have any reason to look elsewhere, and I imagine many others are the same. It's an inertial thing - why move away from what you know, if what you know does what you need it to? Like Dvorak keyboards - technically they may allow you to type faster and more accurately, but why bother re-learning if you can already type 60 wpm on a QWERTY keyboard?
     
  11. MrMonroe

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    Why do established, successful companies insist on breaking into markets they cannot possibly compete in? (I'm looking at you too, Intel)
     
  12. jazzman831

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    Oh man this would have been nice to know yesterday when I ordered an entire computer from Newegg!

    Oh well, I've already bought it so I guess I can stay with Yahoo :)
     
  13. johnmustrule

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    They're buying my loyalty, way to go MS! you better beat price grabber though
     
  14. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i see balmer is really killing google now
     
  15. Cadillac Ferd

    Cadillac Ferd New Member

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    MS's search has been around for a loooooooooooooooong time, it's not like they're trying to branch out in to completely unfamiliar territory or anything.
     
  16. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    WWW.QUIDCO.CO.UK

    gives cash back then you buy online. they have alot more partners than ms including all the big names like tesco, play.com etc
     
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