Users rage against Microsoft for integrating 'buy now, pay later' app into Edge

NerdelbaumFrink

Posts: 12   +8
I bet the majority of complainers wouldn't have even noticed had it not been MS. What's the difference between this and what Amazon, Newegg, E-Bay or any number of merchants integrate into all of their pages?
Besides, most tech savvy people will likely be using a differnet browser anyway,

Do you seriously not understand the difference between an actual commerce site offering financing options, and a web browser integrating a third party's offerings directly into the web browser? Do you think my car should detect when I go shopping and start advertising messages over my radio to sign me up for financing as well? Or do you recognize that the tool you use to access a website or visit a store shouldn't be involved with that sort of thing?
 

Vanderlinde

Posts: 83   +66
Because they can't make enough money to remain one of the most valued companies in the world without doing that. Honestly, as one of the few Firefox holdouts, I'm just perplexed at the people angry with Microsoft, if you don't like it just change your browser, they should have known their poison when they picked Microsoft's browser.
Everything that MS touches; turns into ashes. I'm serious. Windows should have bin "left" really with 7 in my opinion; DX12 could be perfectly integrated if they wanted to; hell even Vulkan could have taken over from that point if it really was an issue.

Skype is garbage; yet commonly used among many business wise clients I have. The telemetry build inside is just insane. And what does it truely bring other then the proclaimed features telemetry would bring? More options to start monetizing products.

I mean I'm really this close to just ditch W10 after this and start using linux.
 

lazer

Posts: 402   +123
You can NOT uninstall edge, but you don't have to use it.

I NEVER use it, I like FF Opera and Brave....
 

ZedRM

Posts: 702   +464
I have a very hard time believing that anyone, besides maybe Facebook, collects more non-anonymous data on you than Google.
And? It's anonymous and non-user targeting data. It's a frak-ton better than crap M$ and FB get away with.

Of all the big business players out there, Google is easily the most trust-worthy.
 

Puiu

Posts: 5,177   +4,044
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And? It's anonymous and non-user targeting data. It's a frak-ton better than crap M$ and FB get away with.

Of all the big business players out there, Google is easily the most trust-worthy.
"non-anonymous data" - this is 100% certain, we are literally agreeing every day to give non-anonymous data to google.
 
I don't understand. This is a feature they're *testing*. So just tell them you don't want it, and they'll remove it. That's what testing is for.

If many people actually like it, it'll stay. In which case you'll have to face the fact that not everyone has the same opinion as you, and you'll be forced to just simply.... not use it.

Boo, case is solved, magic!
Failure is expected of microsoft, its been their legacy, their present and their future. When your default action is failure.... well we all know how it ends.
 
Why cant microsoft just stick to it's core, doing a OS... And instead of bringing in bonzi buddy into it's OS as a form of telemetry and what more... this stuff shoud'nt appear in browsers at all.
microsoft doesn't write OS's... it employs lowest bidder out sourced programmers to write malware. It never has made anything it couldn't buy or steal.