After seeing Chris' unboxing and impressions of the Surface with RT what confused me the most is what's with the ads? I don't get how Microsoft can justify putting ads in an Operating System on a $500 piece of hardware. Basically why are there ads?
Answer by Curtis Coburn · Oct 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
They need money I guess. They probably want to make a push in their advertisement market to try to take on Google with advertisement. Surface would be a good start, as long as their ads are targeted to the right people, I don't mind seeing adds.
They might be using the money they are making to make something more revolutionary. Surface was already a big investment, and they are probably going to be pushing into other markets too. With Xbox, and Windows 8.