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Gates: Google Should Share Ad Revs With Users; MSN Considering Doing So Itself

What is this..’99? Bill Gates was on a visit to India last week, and made some waves when he went proposed sharing ad revenues with users of the search sites/services. “When you use a search engine, if somebody is making lot of money from advertisers they ought to share it with you,” Gates said in an interview on the business news channel NDTV Profit.

Gates said Microsoft’s search products may eventually give users software programs or even cash after they click on an ad.

WSJ: “The user essentially will get paid, either money or free content or software things that they wouldn’t get if they didn’t use that search engine.”

Of course, this is just wishspeak from Gates…a spokesperson clarified to WSJ that the company has no such plans for now.