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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing 90

New submitter perplexing.reader (2241844) writes "Microsoft is paying Brazilian users US$2 in Skype vouchers to set Bing as their default search engine and MSN as their default home page. Translated from the site: 'Make MSN your homepage and Bing your default search engine and earn up to 60 minutes of calls to mobiles and landlines in Skype.' ... The Rules: 'After receiving the voucher, this should be used until July 31, 2014. Once on Skype, the credits do not expire. The minutes are based on a rate of $ 0.023 per minute, but the number of minutes may vary depending on the destination of the call and the number of calls you make. The current value of the voucher is $2.00. [One claimed], the voucher will appear in your Skype account." (For those outside Brazil, the page brings up a message that translates to "Sorry, this promotion is not available for your country.")
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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

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  • So... (Score:5, Informative)

    by jez9999 ( 618189 ) on Saturday May 24, 2014 @03:29PM (#47084069) Homepage Journal

    ... you set your default to Bing, use your Skype vouchers, then set your default back again?

  • Re:So... (Score:5, Informative)

    by gl4ss ( 559668 ) on Saturday May 24, 2014 @03:33PM (#47084085) Homepage Journal

    I got a better idea, set it as default on IE and just keep trucking with the other browser...

    only way they would know would be for them to do something(too specific surveillance) to sue them up....

  • Re:So... (Score:5, Informative)

    by ledow ( 319597 ) on Saturday May 24, 2014 @03:41PM (#47084115) Homepage

    Are you kidding?

    Every time I've ever used Bing to find something, unless it's quite literally things like the frontpage of some project that I search the name of, I can never find it. I can even narrow it down, deliberately AIMING for the page that I know exists and the keywords on that page, and exact phrases that appear there.

    On Google, bang, first hits. On Bing, you can scroll pages and anything you hit that's relevant appears to be mostly by accident.

    Honestly, the most popular search on Bing must be "google.com" or "Firefox" (when people first set up their IE-only computers with Bing as default).

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