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    Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    And in a feature update Bing can now search for images within images.
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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    So based on:
    Xbox digital gift card (£3) - 2,750 points
    Windows Store gift card (£5) - 5,850 points
    Its roughly 1000 points per pound? That means even at the maximum bonus (6 points for bing and edge) I'd have to make 167 searches to earn a pound... I think i'll pass thanks.

    Edit: And its a maximum of 60 points a day - so 3 and half days of searching to make a pound. You'd make more checking parking machines for spare change!
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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    What's Bing?
    Noli nothis permittere te terere.


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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    It just doesn't seem like it's worth the effort if I'm honest....If they really wanted to make an dent in marketshare they'd make it so if you use edge no adverts are shown and NOTHING we do is tracked or sold on etc but that's not going to happen..... because it's now perfectly acceptable, it isn't and shouldn't be imo, for companies to use our data as a way to earn money.

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    What's Bing?
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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Microsoft's Bing Rewards scheme = our search engine sucks, let's bribe users to use it rather than the other 'search engine that shall not be named'.

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    I just checked the microwave, still no food. I am sad now.

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    What's Bing?
    Google says it's the name of an American singer 1903–1977, who did some cheesy song with David Bowie.
    I thought it was a dog who lost his O...

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I thought it was a dog who lost his O...


    Ah, Boing. Was a fine animal

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    What's Bing?
    Surname of one of the characters in the popular soap 'Friends' in the late '90s.

    (Just thought - that probably doesn't help does it? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    What's Bing?
    Maybe they meant Google Bing.

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    It's good to know nobody here needs their sarcasm detector recalibrated.
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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    talk about desperate.
    In fairness Bing isn't a bad search engine but its just not as user freindly as say google.

    Adding extra point to use Edge is a joke , they could charge me daily for not using it and I'd be happy, it's the worst browser ever !

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    Re: Microsoft Bing Rewards launched for UK residents

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    So based on:
    Xbox digital gift card (£3) - 2,750 points
    Windows Store gift card (£5) - 5,850 points
    Its roughly 1000 points per pound? That means even at the maximum bonus (6 points for bing and edge) I'd have to make 167 searches to earn a pound... I think i'll pass thanks.

    Edit: And its a maximum of 60 points a day - so 3 and half days of searching to make a pound. You'd make more checking parking machines for spare change!
    Autohotkey to the rescue?

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