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Microsoft's 'Blue' not just for Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Bing has been overtaken by Yandex now - check it out - you might like it. yandex.co - yandex Resources and Information. This website is for sale!


    Don't they do apps which contain ads - usually free ones?

    Aren't there even some ads in the bundled crapps?


    I don't know what is going on the store - wasn't the review posted up here recently complaining the music app showed a bunch of ads ?

    How are they going to target them - bit of waste beaming tampon ads to Ray 8 - you might think they would send him something he is more likely to be suckered into buying.
    There is an ad in the Bing Weather app, which you have to scroll over to see after the hourly forecast. There is one at the VERY end of the Bing News app, and I think one at the end of the Bing Finance app. The Xbox Music app only shows/plays ads when you play a Smart DJ mix and you're past your free six month trial.

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  2. #22


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    There you go.

    Thin end of the wedge.
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  3. #23


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    bit of waste beaming tampon ads to Ray 8 - you might think they would send him something he is more likely to be suckered into buying.
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    Sounds like Blue is an infrastructure that's designed to tie all Microsoft devices together in ways in which Windows 8 has failed. Sounds like Blue seeks to make us more dependent on unsecured cloud based systems.

    Two good reasons to hate the direction in which Microsoft is going. Microsoft is the new Google.
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    I can tell you that if MS tries to Cloud everything, the older crowd who are capable will move towards linux.
    Corporations aren't going to go for that right now, they don't all have full infrastructure for it the cloud everything OS.
    Even a private cloud.

    I still remember a company trying to run Office from the server, not installed on the desktop, man that was slow and a nightmare.
    Really bad idea.

    Consumers however, remember, the 20somethings and Teens are very Cloud Centric.
    That is what they are being indoctrinated on. If MS clouds everything, that is who they are thinking about, and that is who will buy it.


    As for Blue, there is nothing out there yet in regards to what all will be released in it, or if it will be free or not.
    It's all speculation right now.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    How are they going to target them - bit of waste beaming tampon ads to Ray 8 - you might think they would send him something he is more likely to be suckered into buying.
    Based on my Internet habits, I'm not sure what the Microsoft AI would send to me as ads. I think it would be like Kryton from Red Dwarf, a tad confused:

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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Rider View Post
    Sounds like Blue is an infrastructure that's designed to tie all Microsoft devices together in ways in which Windows 8 has failed. Sounds like Blue seeks to make us more dependent on unsecured cloud based systems.

    Two good reasons to hate the direction in which Microsoft is going. Microsoft is the new Google.

    And that's a major concern of mine. I love Windows 8 now that I've customised it to my tastes and work-style. Well, almost, I still miss the eye-candy.
    But I'm not particularly impressed with the direction MS seems to be heading, and am in no hurry to join in.

    Wenda.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I can tell you that if MS tries to Cloud everything, the older crowd who are capable will move towards linux.
    Corporations aren't going to go for that right now, they don't all have full infrastructure for it the cloud everything OS.
    Even a private cloud.

    I still remember a company trying to run Office from the server, not installed on the desktop, man that was slow and a nightmare.
    Really bad idea.

    Consumers however, remember, the 20somethings and Teens are very Cloud Centric.
    That is what they are being indoctrinated on. If MS clouds everything, that is who they are thinking about, and that is who will buy it.


    As for Blue, there is nothing out there yet in regards to what all will be released in it, or if it will be free or not.
    It's all speculation right now.
    How are young people cloud centric? Most young people I know are more into USB storage and find cloud storage to be too advanced for them, or even if they know what it is to begin with.
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    And all the ones that I know tend to store everything of interest on their iPhones (mainly photos).
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  10. #30


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    Coke, that's not entirely true. Shutterfly or Facebook, twitter, cloud storage such as DropBox, iCloud, Rackspace, Carbonite and others.
    Cloud is here to stay and will only get bigger. People are using them, otherwise they wouldn't still exist.

    Heck, many cameras come with automatic upload to shutterfly or other cloud location when they connect to internet if you set it up.
    My WP7.8 (BTW, Awesome) can auto upload video or pic's to Skydrive.

    Cloud services are already integrated into everything, whether enabled or not. They are there.
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