TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington today received an e-mail from a social media company about a sponsored post program. The sponsored post should be for Internet Explorer browser and the mail was sent to him by the agency hired by Microsoft. The bloggers are required to write on the brand new Internet Explorer experience and the Rethink IE program. And you will be awarded with compensation and prizes. Even though sponsored posts are nothing new on the web, large companies like Microsoft generally avoid them. As soon as Microsoft came to know about this program by the vendor hired by them, they have suspended the program. Here is the statement from Microsoft, “This action by a vendor is not representative of the way Microsoft works with bloggers or other members of the media. The program has been suspended.” Source: Arrington ...

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While the discussion in this post may be obvious and quite apparent to most of you, it may not be to all.  It is important to remember we have new readers everyday who are just escaping the Apple & Google reality distortion fields perpetuated daily by our blatantly biased fangirls “tech media.” The Instagram non-controversy was what I would call a ‘teachable moment.’  I woke up early Wednesday morning to see a smaller blog breaking the story that Instagram would be released later that day for windows phone.  Of course, as we have now come to expect, as usual, the larger tech sites did not credit the site when they reported on the story themselves.  I then went on to read the Xbox reviews that had finally come out.  It was an exercise in torture, reading poorly written, and even more poorly thought out reviews lacking a modicum of intellectual ...

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