Microsoft once again paying bloggers for coverage, this time for Internet Explorer

An agency sent Michael Arrington an email praising his “aesthetic and blogging style” and offering him the chance to spread the word on the new Internet Explore in a “cool visual way” with compensation clearly implied.

First off, really? You sent that to the founder of Tech Crunch?

Second, this happened already. You’d think they’d be better at stealthing this effort.



  • Moeskido

    Subtle as a garlic belch, that company.

  • http://blog.nicholasmodesto.com/ DigitizedSociety

    This is part of the Ad game. Other Industries do this type of paid media all the time.