Bing now has video ads complete with sound. And the sound cannot be turned off for all the ads, only individucal ones. So a user cannot listen to Pandora while doing a search with Bing unless he does not mind having his favorate songs being interupted.
Who had the idea that it was OK to have video ads on Bing? No one is going to tolerate this annoyance.
@complete: Where are you seeing these, on the main page? I don't see any, perhaps this is a regional rollout and we're yet to get them.
I think you've discovered one of Bing's problems. "Google it" sounds better than "Bing it".
what a horrible thing. It has nothing to do with Bing.
The company, if you click on "about these ads", shows a way to uninstall this. Once I have uninstalled this, it no longer appears on search engine results pages.
Two things are suprising and odd.
This ad company assumes that some people will not mind and like these ads
It somehow jumped onto my computer without me having to agree to anything
What one man calls a virus, another calls "aggressive advertising innovation". The ads are mainstream (I mean, WERE, mainstream) and what one might see on television. In a world where people love commercials, they would be celebrated and embraced and this ad company would be award winning. In my world, they were very annoying.
Since they were right there on the search engine results page, and since they seemed to exist on a bing page and not on other search engine pages, it was rational for me to assume that Microsoft had something to do with it. Sorry about that.
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