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Tag Archives: Microsoft Corporation
Google is now dangling an interesting carrot in front of select U.S. AdWords users: a new low-interest credit card with no annual fee. The only catch is you can’t use it to buy office supplies or airline tickets but only Google advertising. According to Alexei Oreskovic reporting for Reuters, the AdWords Business credit card is Google’s first inroad into vendor financing.
Gamers using the Xbox and Games for Windows platforms are already familiar with Microsoft Points (aka Xbox points), a virtual currency used for in-game microtransactions. An upcoming game for Windows Phone called Birds & Beaks, developed internally by Microsoft Game Studios, now brings the in-application purchases into the Windows Phone universe–though given current trends, it could lead to a legal challenge.