Alleged HTC monetization plan pops up: BlinkFeed might soon come with ads, auto-promotions


There's no denying that HTC is having a tough time on the market, as the One M9 apparently doesn't sell as good as the company had certainly hoped. There are numerous reasons for this, mainly the not-so-appealing aura that surrounds the new flagship and the pretty harsh competition from the likes of Apple and Samsung which are currently wildly successful on the market.

Well, it seems that HTC might have a new plan to score some additional cash. @upleaks, the fairly-popular leakster, recently revealed what seems to be a two-step monetization plan allegedly devised by HTC, according to which the Taiwan-based manufacturer might put sponsored adds and app recommendations straight into its BlinkFeed.

As you most probably know, BlinkFeed is an integral part of HTC' Sense UI and provides users with content aggregated from various social networks and news-related websites. Soon, however, BlinkFeed might also promote third-party apps and games. Auto-promotion of HTC's own apps and services is also on the table, as it would reportedly also boost sales.

As usual, take this alleged monetization plan with a grain of salt as it might have been easily fabricated, but frankly said, it's one of the more believable rumors we've stumbled upon of late. What do you think of this speculation?

source: @upleaks

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