Microsoft to Share Ad Revs with Users?

A few have already noted Bill Gates’ comments on an Indian TV to the effect that Microsoft may recompense people who use its search engine. Payment could take the form of cash, content or services.

UPDATE: Turns out this wasn’t the first instance of a top brain at Microsoft suggesting users deserve a piece of ad revenues. This is Ray Ozzie, in a memo to senior staffers in October:

“And no one yet knows how much of the world’s online advertising revenues should or will flow to large software and service providers, medium sized or tail providers, or even users themselves.”

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