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Microsoft is now paying you to use Edge browser

As part of the Bing rewards, which has now been rebranded Microsoft rewards you are paid to actively use edge browser by the hour until September 30th (speculation on my part is it will continue)

rewards equal about a penny an hour which are paid out in gift cards such as amazon, starbucks, gamestop, and microsoft services.

 

http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards-browse-and-earn-intro?FORM=ML140L&OCID=ML140L&wt.mc_id=ML140L&PUBL=RewardsDO&CREA=ML140L

 

As a person who used bing rewards as a 30 second activity every day and made about $5-10 a month from it (paid for a computer part every few years) this is an interesting move.

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One penny an hour? No thanks. I'll stick with Vivaldi(I'm using it again), or Firefox. 

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I would be happy to but Microsoft rewards are not available in the UK.

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Yes, it is part of Microsoft reward program. Basically Edge has Cortana integrated, and that means Bing, so the more you use Edge web browser or Bing, you get a cut back from the money Microsoft makes on you. Imagine if Google gives you a cut for using Android, Chrome and Google search engine.. well they don't, they make more money on you. Basically, it is that.

 

Sadly, the reward program is only available in the US. Also, isn't that a repost?

Oh yes it is!

 

 

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I use edge all the time lmao

Free money I guess

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So not being American is now a reason to not use Edge browser?

Good move.

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I would love to use Edge as it is so much faster on my Atom tablet, definitely will not use Google Chrome, especially after Adblock Plus is available (although so many subscription full problem). Although I cannot stand to use Bing as my main search engine.

 

Also, the reward is not available in my region.

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Hang on, couldn't I just use AHK to create a script then leave it running 24/7?

 

If it was available in the UK that is. 

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I swear this is like super old.

 

Edit: apparently im just crazy.

 

Why would anyone do this for a penny an hour?

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5 minutes ago, JAKEBAB said:

I swear this is like super old.

 

Edit: apparently im just crazy.

 

Why would anyone do this for a penny an hour?

No your not... 

 

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This is sad xD 

 

I'll stick to Chrome.

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So now I can say I wouldn't use it if they paid me and I can actually fucking mean it. Thanks Microsoft! :P

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Now that Edge supports extensions (albeit limited) I've moved over from Chrome to Edge on a lot of my PCs/laptops. Chrome is just horrible these days, on a purely performance standpoint Edge is far superior. Edge is also optimized for video streaming compared to all other browsers (excluding IE, RIP) so if you have a sub-$200 netbook and want to watch 4K content online, Edge is really your only option (I can barely watch a 1080p video fullscreen in Chrome but Edge will playback a 4K video without any buffering or a single dropped frame). Lastly, I no longer need to fight with Twitch to get video to load on a stream with Chrome, with Edge the video loads the first time every time within seconds of opening the stream.

 

If you're tired of Chrome or other browsers I honestly recommend giving Edge a try before dismissing it as a prettier version of IE (because everybody can agree that IE was horrible).

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(Edge is actually a good browser though, especially with extension support. It's my go to browser on my laptop...)

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17 hours ago, kcihtred2 said:

As part of the Bing rewards, which has now been rebranded Microsoft rewards you are paid to actively use edge browser by the hour until September 30th (speculation on my part is it will continue)

rewards equal about a penny an hour which are paid out in gift cards such as amazon, starbucks, gamestop, and microsoft services.

 

http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards-browse-and-earn-intro?FORM=ML140L&OCID=ML140L&wt.mc_id=ML140L&PUBL=RewardsDO&CREA=ML140L

 

As a person who used bing rewards as a 30 second activity every day and made about $5-10 a month from it (paid for a computer part every few years) this is an interesting move.

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19 hours ago, Godlygamer23 said:

One penny an hour? No thanks. I'll stick with Vivaldi(I'm using it again), or Firefox. 

Vivaldi is life.

And the reward system from Bing is only for USA right? So basicaly it is pointless for many people to even care about it... not to mention to consider this.

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The deal breaker for me is it requires me to add a Microsoft Live account to my desktop which is really annoying for me from a security standpoint. :(

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10 minutes ago, WereCat said:

Vivaldi is life.

And the reward system from Bing is only for USA right? So basicaly it is pointless for many people to even care about it... not to mention to consider this.

Vivaldi is also love!

Can't wait for a mobile version, hope that when they make it they make it so that one can use chrome's desktop extension on the mobile version

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