Microsoft interested in launching free, ad-supported desktop software

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 16 2005 @ 12:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET talks about a possible new strategy from Microsoft to launch free, ad-supported versions of some of it desktop products. This may include products like Works, Money or even the Windows operating system itself.
"As Web advertising grows and consumer revenues shrink, we need to consider creating ad-supported versions of our software," two Microsoft researchers and an MSN employee wrote in a paper presented to company executives earlier this year. The document was prepared for one of Microsoft's twice-yearly Thinkweek exercises, in which Chairman Bill Gates and other top executives gather to consider potential new avenues for the company to follow.
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