Microsoft changes video ad tactic

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| Instead of forcing MSN Video visitors to watch an ad before every clip,
| Microsoft now shows one ad before their first video selection.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070926/...soft_video_ads

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Microsoft patents Tivo for commercial breaks

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| Microsoft has patented the idea of inserting fresh advertisements
| into old recordings on personal video recorders, to ensure you see
| today's ads even if you're watching a recording from last week.
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http://www.itwire.com.au/index.php?o...46&Itemid=1063


Next version of Microsoft Works will be free but ad-driven

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| With all the hype being gathered up by Microsoft Office 2007, there is a
| tendency to forget about Microsoft's other office suite known as Microsoft
| Works. Â*
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http://arstechnica.com/journals/micr...works-for-free


Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems

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| The adware framework would leave almost no data untouched in its quest to
| sell you stuff. It would inspect "user document files, user e-mail files,
| user music files, downloaded podcasts, computer settings, computer status
| messages (e.g., a low memory status or low printer ink)," and more. How could
| we have been so blind as to not see the marketing value in computer status
| messages? Â* Â*
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...e-systems.html


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forge...ft-58752.shtml


http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/jy13tkjasn.html

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| Vista—Microsoft’s latest operating system—may prove to be most
| appropriately named, especially for those seeking evidence of how a
| computer was used.
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Will Microsoft Put The Colonel in the Kernel?

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| "The kernel meets The Colonel in a just-published Microsoft patent
| application for an Advertising Services Architecture, which delivers targeted
| advertising as 'part of the OS.' Â*
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http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/14/043200


"Microsoft Selling SEX to children!"

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| It advertises “Check out todays top 10 videos” with a picture of
| children watching videos and eating popcorn. SHAME ON YOU MICROSOFT
| for selling sex to children!
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http://davidostler.wordpress.com/200...5/hello-world/


New Microsoft Ad Features Girl's Orgasm

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| The ad shows a teenager asking her dad if she can stay out late on
| a date. The dad agrees on a 10:30 curfew, then answers the door.
| When he sees a cigarette-smoking punk at the door to take out hisd
| aughter, the video flashes to a half-second scene showing a car
| parked in some disreputable section of town, bouncing up and down,
| with the SOUND OF THE GIRL'S ORGASM...
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http://www.therawfeed.com/2007/05/ne...een-girls.html


UK advertising authority nixes Xbox 360 spot

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| The UK's Advertising Standards Authority, an industry self-policing
| group, has ruled that an ad for Microsoft's Xbox 360 is out of
| bounds and can't be aired there again.
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http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/m...ves/113551.asp


Viral Marketing Leads to Mock Gunfight

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| The latest in a series of attempts around the world to mimic the
| segment that, according to media analysts, amounts to free "viral
| advertising" for Microsoft Corp.
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| The latest incident took place on Tuesday in the cafeteria at
| South Carleton High School when a crowd of students shot finger
| guns at one another and feigned death by either falling or
| slumping to the ground.
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http://www.onthexbox.com/news981.html