If you’ve bought an electronic device in the last year, you’ll notice that Microsoft is hawking its search engine Bing more than I hawk my products. (On a totally unrelated note, download Cabra, my free and open-source flashcard program.)
That’s all well and good, since you’re allowed to advertise, but Microsoft really goes to the extreme:
- Microsoft signed a deal with Blackberry so that Bing would be the only search engine available on Blackberrys.
- My sister bought a new computer and was offered a free song download if she searched with Bing.