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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 10:15

Hey guys,

Stardock launched Impulse on the 17th of June and Neowin has its own version of the online shop too.
If you use the Neowin executable then anything you purchase from it means we will get some sort of commission reward as a result of the purchase :)

So we finally have a way to make some money aside from Advertising revenue and the subscriber package.

See the press release here: http://www.neowin.ne...igital-platform and link to download it here: http://storage.stard...etup_Neowin.exe

Thanks for your support!


#2 Wannes

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:15

Congratulations and good luck with it.

Now a mac platform.

#3 Olemus

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:19

I like impulse and im using it as basically my application/game launcher for everything, havent bought anything yet though (im cheap :p) but probably will do in the future. Good job stardock and gratz neowin

#4 Audioboxer

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 14:27

Looks good, but I currently have no use for it :(

I just wish steam would update it's prehistoric GUI to fit in better with Vista - Like Impulse does.

#5 Denis W.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 14:43

I used that installer, logged in with my Stardock.net account, and... where's the Neowin logo? Doesn't seem to be any. (One of the screenshots on the front page story had it there instead of the generic Stardock orb.)

#6 gnuman

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 14:50

Congrats Neobond hope much success comes from it! I'm a bit stumped how come you never joined up Amazon Associates. There are enough products mentioned in the forums to generate a lot of keywords. It would not violate Google TOS and I believe it would be a great success to this site.

#7 Lasker

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 14:57

Congratulations and good luck with it.

Now a mac platform.


That's what we need, Valve does not offer yet a steam mac platform, but I don't think Impulse will make a difference, because stardock is only dedicated to the Windows platform, they don't have a single product for mac so I doubt they will do it.

#8 vetMathachew

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 15:01

Awesome news. Hopefully this will bring in enough revenue so that more projects come up and Neowin has no choice but to seek out a few new developers.... :whistle:

#9 +shift.

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 15:51

Interesting, will take a look :)

#10 +M2Ys4U

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 16:58

That's what we need, Valve does not offer yet a steam mac platform, but I don't think Impulse will make a difference, because stardock is only dedicated to the Windows platform, they don't have a single product for mac so I doubt they will do it.

Impulse doesn't just host Stardock products, so hopefully they'll see an opening for increasing the market = increasing sales and exclusivity deals.

#11 NienorGT

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:03

Sadly, all I need is packed in OD.

#12 johnson456

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:11

I like impulse and im using it as basically my application/game launcher for everything, havent bought anything yet though but probably will do in the future.
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#13 Nic

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:50

Sadly, I have no use for it either. Very cool on getting a commission from sales though.

#14 vetThat Guy

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 13:27

While I too have no use for it, I hope it helps the site financially.

Good luck with it, looks good.