Since the early 1680s, Americans have been receiving emails promising that Microsoft will send them 5 cents for every time they forward this message. We always assumed they were a scam, but today the myth of free-bucks-from-Bill-Gates might actually come true...sort of.
Microsoft's "Live Search cashback" site, supposedly set to be unveiled today, promises to pay back some of the purchase price of items bought from Microsoft's search results -- ranging from about 2 percent to more than 30 percent/
Man, Microsoft really wants you to use its search site instead of google, huh, internet dwellers. The question is: Is it going to work?
Seattle PI: Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog