Official: Microsoft ‘bribes’ companies to use Live Search

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  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/10554/532/
     
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    So this is basically, "We'll pay your company hundreds of thousands of dollars if you force all your employees to use IE7 and make our search engine default"?

    Sickening. It'll push IE7 adoption (my company's policy is to keep everyone on IE6), and MSN search...

    How can that not be illegal?
     
  3. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    microsoft is getting desperate. but when times get thin, they keep using questionable business practices by bullying people to use their products.

    and msn search stinks. i had to use it in high school and their search is terrible. how about they improve their product instead of bullying? if you do that, i may be willing to try some of their products.

    time to evolve or die, microsoft.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Meh...it worked for Windows, it worked to push out Netscape, and it will probably work for this...
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, it probably won't die of this,

    I just feel google is reliable, easy, and build-in with my firefox
     
  6. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    will this mean msn search will become the #1 search engine in the next few years? i hope not. it stinks and i love google.
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    Why does it seem as if the Xbox and Xbox 360 was the only good thing microsoft ever did?
     
  9. netdog macrumors 603

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    I liked their mice for awhile.
     
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Except that since those happened, an antitrust precedent has been established. I'm surprised they're not being more careful.

    Netdog's right. The mice were good.
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'll make sure I keep using Google...hopefully they can get Google Docs/SpreadSheets working in Safari soon, why would the get it working in Camino first? I mean Safari has a lot big market share.
     
  12. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    eh...not that big of a deal to us. Google toolbar does this though!
     
  13. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I agree. My cousin has a wireless Microsoft mouse and it's really comfortable in your hand, unlike some mice. -coughmightymousecough- I still like the features of the MM better though (scroll ball, side squeeze buttons, sleek design).
     
  14. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Funny thing is that they're just branded microsoft. Microsoft themselves do not make them. I used a microsoft trackball for the longest time. It was a really great mouse. It still works. I have just fallen in love with my Logitech MX Revolution.
     

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