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MS Pushes New Bing 'Search Rewards'

Less than two months after retiring the Bing Cashback Rewards program on July 30th, 2010, Microsoft has reappeared on the radar with revamped offering. Dubbed "Bing Search Rewards", the scheme uses credits (instead of the previously-used cash ... rebates), as an incentive for those who conduct their online searches with their search engine, Microsoft Bing. Use Bing Search and Get Credits The idea of a rewards-based programs was always near and dear to the heart of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who often spoke on the idea of giving people a reason to use a particular search engine. The ... (view more)

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Break Out the Van Halen: Microsoft Unleashing Retro Titles on Xbox Live

For those missing the days of big hair and neon spandex, Microsoft has announced a number of retro-releases for its Xbox Live service. Available each week until mid-August, a number of hits from the 80s and early 90s are coming to Microsoft's Xbox ... 360 online community. Some of the most notable titles include Pac-Man, Galaga, and for a heightened fee, the arcade juggernaut Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting. Since the release of the Xbox 360 in November, Microsoft has added a "Live Arcade" section to its online service. Many older titles are already avaiable there, including Gauntlet and Smash ... (view more)

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