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Submission + - Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Screen Interrupts Meteorologist's Live Forecast (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: If you're a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user that hasn't yet upgraded to Windows 10 you've probably been bombarded at some point by Microsoft to upgrade, and not always at the most convenient times. At least for one meteorologist, the Windows 10 upgrade prompt came during a very inopportune time — right in the middle of a live weathercast. Metinka Slater, a meteorologist with Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI 8, was going about her business, giving viewers a rundown of the 12-hour rainfall totals in the area when a nagging Windows 10 upgrade screen popped up, just like it has for thousands of everyday Windows users. But rather than get flustered or give into Microsoft's demands, Slater laughed off the annoyance. "Ahh, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10. What should I do?" Slater joked. "Don't you love when that pops up?" Some viewers later likened this to some sort of publicity stunt by Microsoft but it seems highly unlikely Redmond would want this kind of press.
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Submission + - iPhone Price Slash Forces $100 Rebate (thestreet.com) 1

ExE122 writes: Steve Jobs, facing criticism for a drastic $200 slash in iPhone prices, has agreed to give early customers a $100 rebate. According to the article, "the move came just hours after Jobs was dismissing complaints and implying that the customers wouldn't get a penny." Jobs has apparently been making the same dismissive comments to angry customers and the press alike before the compromising decision to offer a rebate was made.

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