Microsoft launches ad-free Bing for Schools, will award free Surface RT tablets in exchange...

By Jos
Aug 21, 2013
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  1. Microsoft has announced a new ad-free version of Bing aimed specifically at the education market. The initiative -- appropriately named Bing for Schools -- is launching as a pilot program and not only gives K-12 public and private schools in...

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  2. Microsoft will do anything to get rid of those Surface RT tablets.
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  3. Dave Basener

    Dave Basener Newcomer, in training

    Wow. That would be really innovative and a complete coup over Google if Google didn't already offer ad-free search, as well as a completely free (as in cost, data collection and ads) installation of Google Apps for Education. Something they have provided for years now. And MS is just getting around to it? And I don't think their online office suite is yet completely free for students.

    This is quite a hard hitting article. Any actual reporting here or did you just take the MS flyer and go home?
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,097   +724

    MS is getting desperate with these tablets it seems.
  5. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 863   +127

    Regardless of the ultimate intentions, it's a win for schools and students.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 616   +54

    I don't understand how anyone could down that.
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  7. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 783   +85

    Lol, even on techspot?
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    I did notice they are giving them away, after realizing RT wouldn't sell.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,188   +511

    As you say, MS are not always the bad boys. Lets wait & see how Google responds to this.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,188   +511

    It's better than just chucking them away. If MS gave you one for free I'm sure you'd accept it. I know I would.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    The only way I would except it would be with the intentions of replacing RT with a different OS. It would strictly be a hobby experience, otherwise I would have no use for it.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,188   +511

    That's a good idea. You could try replacing the OS with either Symbian or Palm OS. :)
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  13. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,097   +724

    Yeah, definitely. It just shows that RT failed bad.
     
  14. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Regular TechSpot trolls will down anything. Makes them feel good.
  15. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Getting?

    Getting the general public to try ANYTHING that doesn't have an Apple on it is an act of desperation in and of itself.
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,188   +511

    Maybe in the U.S. but not everywhere else.
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,067   +1,180

    I just hit Silver status with Bing Rewards. And I'm not interested in any of the rewards. lol

    Should I go for gold status? :)


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