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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft to pay $10-$15 bribe per Windows phone s (windowsitpro.com)

larry bagina writes: Unofficial Microsoft PR mouthpiece Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft/Nokia are planning to spend $200 million (or more) to push Windows Mobile. "Included in the plan are sales incentives for retail workers, aimed at getting them to finally start recommending Windows Phone as an alternative to Android and iPhone. The amount of payments are $10 to $15 per handset sold, depending on the number sold, for some handset models."

The mac blogger cabal shit a brick over his revelation that he saw internal Microsoft documents and didn't immediately report on them.

Microsoft

Microsoft Quietly Previews PC Advisor Repair Tool 151

notthatwillsmith writes "On Friday, Microsoft invited members of the Windows Feedback Program to try out a preview of a new application, the Microsoft PC Advisor. The new tool promises to 'continuously monitor your PC for problems and give you the solutions to fix them, in real time.' After testing on several Vista machines with a variety of problems, Maximum PC has written a full report on the Microsoft PC Advisor. The short version? Like every other 'PC Repair' tool they've tested, the new apps signal-to-noise ratio is quite bad, and it misses the obvious and important problems, like out-of-date videocard drivers."

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