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#1 Shayla

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:44

Microsoft has teamed up with with DonorsChoose.org. If you choose Bing as your default search engine, Microsoft will donate $3 to this organization to fund a classroom project of your choice.

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“Every day students use Bing to explore the world, so we have a vested interest in seeing them succeed.

Choose Bing and Microsoft will send you a $3 donation code to use towards a public school classroom project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org.

This money can give a new reader a copy of “The Wizard of Oz,” an inkpad to a budding artist, or four new compasses to young urban explorers.”


Visit here for more details and how to get started.

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#2 Richard Hammond

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:47

Why dont they just give the $3 to charity anyway instead of trying to guilt trip people into changing to a search service.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:48

Why dont they just give the $3 to charity anyway instead of trying to guilt trip people into changing to a search service.

Marketing.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:57

I done this to redeem the $3 coupon and help out, but I'll be switching back to Google :p

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:58

I would rather donate myself, thanks.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:00

My Opera search was already set to Bing, so I did it anyway:

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:59

Why dont they just give the $3 to charity anyway instead of trying to guilt trip people into changing to a search service.


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of (if not the?) biggest philanthropist organisations in the world.

#8 +Nik L

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:03

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is

not financially related to Microsoft...

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:09

not financially related to Microsoft...


Really? I would've thought that a considerable portion of their money comes from Bill Gates who earnt the money while CEO of...?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:18

Wow they must be getting desperate lol. Google Ftw! :D

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:20

Really? I would've thought that a considerable portion of their money comes from Bill Gates who earnt the money while CEO of...?

As soon as the money becomes his, it's no longer Microsofts.

I earn money from my employer. I donate money personally to a charity. The link between employer and charity is null.

#12 tender_boi

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:33

Its a good move imo, I would rather them donate something than say the alternative of... not

I've never given Bing a fair shake, maybe I will now

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:35

Wow they must be getting desperate lol. Google Ftw! :D


Why would they be giving money away then?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 13:12

Really? I would've thought that a considerable portion of their money comes from Bill Gates who earnt the money while CEO of...?

Seriously? So on your next payday, the money you get actually still belongs to the company you work for? No, that's not how it works :p

#15 evo0o

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 13:15

Sadly the process is too complicated.

Those that understand and can execute the process, use Google. Those that haven't got a clue what a search provider is, probably will set Bing to their default and not do anything afterwards.