iPad Commercial During The Oscars

The is coming on the 3rd of April with pre-orders beginning on March 12th. However, Steve Jobs and Apple in general are leaving no stone unturned to get people’s attention, and what better way than the Oscars when millions of people are watching television?

Well, if you haven’t been watching the Oscars or missed the commercial breaks, here is an advertisement which aired during the Oscars 2010 award ceremony.

Looking at the commercial, I certainly would not want to own this piece of hardware. Apple definitely managed to make the iPad look more gaudy than it really is, way to go Apple. Or is is it really that bad? Would you buy the iPad after watching this commercial?

IE8 UK Commercial Ad Videos

Based on a EU judgment, Microsoft recently rolled out the browser ballot system in European countries, however, they are not the one’s to let up on the market share that easy, and have rolled out a series of new advertisements in the United Kingdom to keep users hooked on to Internet Explorer 8.

I did find some of the commercial videos on My Microsoft Life. These videos are only 8 seconds in length, so I was wondering what Microsoft was thinking about them.

I understand that it is a webmasters goal to load webpages in 8 seconds or less, but that is because they want users to start reading the content in that time, not understanding it. So Microsoft’s thinking in these 8 second ads goes beyond me, even though I understand that it is in theme with "Internet Explorer 8", I found the 30 second Google Super Bowl ad more interesting.

Check out the advertisements for IE8 being shown in UK right now.

More info on this can be found on the Official 8 second promotion site for IE8.