Every now and then, we come up with some innovative and fun marketing campaigns from Windows OEMs. This one is from Acer and they are partnering with Microsoft Skype to bring prizes and adventure to the users. From July 30 through September 12, users can add AcerExplorer1 on Skype to begin their virtual quest for a chance to win Acer devices and more. One grand prize winner will take a real adventure (for two) in one of the most exciting cities in the world: New York City. To keep things interesting, everyone who takes on the scavenger hunt will win Skype credit. Those who add the Skype ID will receive a series of challenges that test wit, intellect and creativity. Some challenges will require adventurers to uncover information online: The Acer Aspire E 11 laptop is thin and light, so you can tuck it in your bag and have it with you wherever life’s adventures ...

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Many are not aware of this fact. If you’re a Gmail user, Google scans all of your sent and received messages, extracts keywords that they think are relevant to you, and then uses that data to target you with ads. All email service providers protect your inbox by scanning for spam, phishing attempts and malware, but not all email providers use the words from your email to show you ads. Microsoft is focusing on this point with a new campaign titled “Keep Your Email Private” against Google’s Gmail to protect user’s privacy. Google goes through every Gmail that’s sent or received, looking for keywords so they can target Gmail users with paid ads. And there’s no way to opt out of this invasion of your privacy. Watch the video below. Visit Keep Your Email Private for more details. ...

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