Bribing Users to Switch from Google?
MSN has come up with a new plan to draw users away from Google: free stuff. The company launched a contest on Monday that will give users a chance to win prizes simply by using the service’s search engine. Over $1 million in prizes will be available during the months of February, March and April. <more>
Not to be outdone, Yahoo confirmed that it’s polling some Yahoo Mail users about what they would want in exchange for making Yahoo their primary search engine.
[Update 2021] In hindsight, it’s amusing to see how little those attempts accomplished.