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  1. Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users NotWelcome


    Microsoft continues to expand on its cash for search programs. Its
    latest edition is the Search Perks incentive, which joins Live Search
    Club, Search and Give, and Live Search Cashback promotions in recent
    months. Microsoft is getting a little trickier with its latest effort
    -- you not only have to use Microsoft's Live Search, but you also have
    to use its Internet Explorer Browser which is bad news for Firefox
    stalwarts.


    http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft+P...ticle13100.htm


  2. Re: Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users Not Welcome

    On 2008-10-01, nessuno@wigner.berkeley.edu claimed:
    >
    > Microsoft continues to expand on its cash for search programs. Its
    > latest edition is the Search Perks incentive, which joins Live Search
    > Club, Search and Give, and Live Search Cashback promotions in recent
    > months. Microsoft is getting a little trickier with its latest effort
    > -- you not only have to use Microsoft's Live Search, but you also have
    > to use its Internet Explorer Browser which is bad news for Firefox
    > stalwarts.
    >

    >
    > http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft+P...ticle13100.htm


    Let a few people get infections from it. They deserve it if they can be
    bought that cheap to look at search results that are deliberately
    altered and biased. Soon enough those who previously used Firefox will
    decide the payoff isn't worth the extra time it takes to clean up after
    IE having drunken orgies with seedy and strange characters, leaving
    puke and used condoms all over the place.

    --
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    crashed....Oh, wait a minute, he already does.

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  3. Re: Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users Not Welcome

    In article <1455937.k70lOKUxG3@schestowitz.com>,
    Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    > Is Microsoft spamming websites to boost its numbers?


    Finally, Roy writes about something he actually has experience with.

    --
    --Tim Smith

  4. Re: Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users Not Welcome

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 18:18:50 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:


    > Some people already block their SE/spiders for abuse (not just for being a
    > bandwidth sink because only bots come and not actual users).
    >
    > Is Microsoft spamming websites to boost its numbers?


    That's funny.
    Schestowitz talking about seeding and spamming to boost hit counts and
    numbers.

    You wrote the book Roy!



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  5. Re: Microsoft Pays for Searching 'Til April 2009, Firefox Users Not Welcome

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 12:17:21 -0700, Tim Smith wrote:

    > In article <1455937.k70lOKUxG3@schestowitz.com>,
    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >> Is Microsoft spamming websites to boost its numbers?

    >
    > Finally, Roy writes about something he actually has experience with.


    Ironic isn't it...

    Just like when he complained on digg about self promotion.

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