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Microsoft's New Edge-y Browser Campaign

In a move that could be construed as inspired or just pathetic, Microsoft has a plan to encourage users to migrate to Windows 10 Edge browser by monitoring it's use and rewarding folks with "points", redeemable for things like Starbucks coffee. 

Edge is the default browser in Windows 10, but Google's Chrome browser is still king of the browser hill by a pretty large margin (50% usage, vs all the other browsers combined). 

Folks in the US can earn credits that can be spent in the Microsoft online store on things like three months of advertisement-free Outlook and Amazon cards.
Microsoft won't let you just run Edge and cash in: it will monitor user's mouse and keyboard movements for "active use" of the browser. If you're busy enough, Redmond will hand over credits, soon to be renamed points under a program detailed here*.
TheRegister
 

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