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Shayla    95

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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Richard Hammond    119

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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+Frank B.    7,099

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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+Audioboxer    2,874

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

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what    324

I would rather donate myself, thanks.

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e-berlin.org    77

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

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Tailwind    320

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.

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Nefarious Trigger    6,607
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is

not financially related to Microsoft...

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Tailwind    320

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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Dc'1    1

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

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Nefarious Trigger    6,607
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.

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tender_boi    2

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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TemperingPick    2

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

Why would they be giving money away then?

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what    324

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

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evo0o    12

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.

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ichi    350

Why would they be giving money away then?

Because they are not desperate for money but for marketshare?

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bettinacurtis    0

My opinion on that is this, maybe to encourage people to share a part of them they've come up with something that is beneficial to a charity. However, although there's a condition I don't really think it will just flourish as easy as that since a huge number of people would think why there's such a condition when your aim is to help. But since they partnered to an organization it is I think natural to have that so it will be a win-win situation for both. There's just so many non-profit organization that offers car donation program wherein if we have an old car living in the garage for so long better to donate it rather than to junk it. There are also organizations wherein you can donate money, food, clothing and even blood all of those are for good caused.

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guru    319

wow , MS cant even seem donate to charities without haters hating on them

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Rigby    1,320

Microsoft apologized and donated the full $100,000 after getting slammed pretty hard for using the disaster to promote Bing.

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Edit: I assumed this was about their recent Twitter fiasco. Didn't notice it was a thread from a year ago. :blush:

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Omen1393    16
Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:44

Nekroposting much?

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grayscale    237

LOL, at first I thought the thread was about the recent Japan earthquake.

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guru    319

Microsoft apologized and donated the full $100,000 after getting slammed pretty hard for using the disaster to promote Bing.

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Edit: I assumed this was about their recent Twitter fiasco. Didn't notice it was a thread from a year ago. :blush:

funny thing is Chrome for charity is somehow ok. wait "innovative"

http://mashable.com/2010/12/15/chrome-for-a-cause/

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Rigby    1,320

funny thing is Chrome for charity is somehow ok. wait "innovative"

http://mashable.com/2010/12/15/chrome-for-a-cause/

I think the difference is that this isn't just donating to a charity, it's donating to disaster relief because hundreds of thousands of people just died and millions are suffering after a major tragedy. In that situation a company should just donate and not use it as an excuse to promote its products.

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guru    319

I think the difference is that this isn't just donating to a charity, it's donating to disaster relief because hundreds of thousands of people just died and millions are suffering after a major tragedy. In that situation a company should just donate and not use it as an excuse to promote its products.

fair enough. As stupid as MS marketing is they wouldn't thing of exploiting a disaster for hits. They were probably appealing their Bing users to bing for charity as well. If Google said, every Google search =$3 for disaster relief it wouldn't such an issue.

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wahoospa    101

Seems like they are using charities to buy their way to the top.

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