Microsoft touts “Bing for Schools” with Surface RT giveaways

Microsoft touts “Bing for Schools” with Surface RT giveaways
Microsoft is breaking into the education segment with a new version of its search engine, “Bing for Schools.” The special edition is specifically for kindergarten through high-school. It contains no advertising and is also equipped with special privacy protections and adult content filters. There are also lesson plans available, targeted toward digital literacy development.

Schools that register for the special Bing project will earn credits through Bing Rewards. For every 30,000 credits earned, Microsoft will give the school a Surface RT with a Touch Cover.

According to Microsoft, it figures that it would take a group of about 60 students one month to accumulate enough credits.  Larger schools certainly stand to gain quite a bit through this rewards program, making it possible for a school to earn maybe as many as 30 Surface tablets each month, or more. Bing Rewards can also be donated to schools as well.

Seeing as how Microsoft has inventory of the Surface RT tablet on-hand, this is an attractive way to move them out of the warehouse and into the hands of those that would be long term users of the platform.

source: AllThingsD

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8 Comments

1. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Schools now become Temple Run, run run collect points.

9. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Yes, Microsoft has found that is better to give it for free instead of losing 1 mld dollars for ads = they have already lost 1 billion in Windows RT business!

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

See ? Microsoft restart back their old habits. Just die Evil !

7. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

ummm, i fail to see how this is "EVIL" or anything bad. or was that sarcasm?

8. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

1) NSA backdoors 2) corruption everywhere, now in Russia and Pakistan 3) blackmailing android manufacturers Probably the biggest IT evil

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This is what happens when u have too much unsold inventory.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wtg MS. There's some old BG left in you.

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1108; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Bing is not as bad as you guys make it to be.

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