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[News] [Rival] Forced Advertisements in Windows Vista Core (Kernel)?

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Forced Advertisements in Windows Vista Core (Kernel)?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 06:17:27 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Will Microsoft Put The Colonel in the Kernel?

,----[ Quote ]
| "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.'   


Microsoft thought about embedding ads in the login screen. It apprears as
thought they changed their minds last year. They also patented a method
for /forcing/ people to wants ads on devices like TiVo (maybe Zune will be
affected too).

Adverts in healthcare:

What's really behind Microsoft's healthcare push?

,----[ Quote ]
| If and when Microsoft does launch a Live Healthcare service,
| it would mark the first time Microsoft has discussed a vertical
| Windows Live service.


Bad adverts:

"Microsoft Selling SEX to children!"

,----[ Quote ]
| 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!


New Microsoft Ad Features Girl's Orgasm

,----[ Quote ]
| 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,


UK advertising authority nixes Xbox 360 spot

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.


Viral Marketing Leads to Mock Gunfight

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.
| 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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