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6Oct/080

No No, You Really DO Want To Use Live Search

It's been in the news that Microsoft is pushing "rewards programs" for people to use Live Search and the Live Toolbar.  But did you know they're trying to get your local IT department to do it for you?

Yep, the program's called the "Search@Work Rewards Program".  If your IT department puts IE, with Live Search as the default search, and the Live Toolbar installed, and some kind of tracker plugin called the "Search Rewards Client," on your company PCs, then they get Microsoft service credits!  Yay.  I can only assume my ISP is next.

Here's the exact service description from Microsoft.  Note that they're tracking Yahoo and Google ad impressions too!  The rest of it's "fair enough" at least by usual IT industry standards but that's kinda shady I think.

11Jun/080

OpenX – Open Source Ad Server Research List

http://impactnews.grouphub.com/W1107356

I am compiling research on OpenX through forums, docs and other resources to help put together a more useful resource for first-timers. Check back for updates.