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Windows 10 started pushing pop-up ad to Chrome users

Microsoft has started promoting a browser extension for Chrome that can improve your experience of online shopping. The new pop up feature aims to ameliorate the Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) extension for Chrome. The PSA that is being tested by Microsoft appears above the browser’s colorful icon when docked on the Windows 10 Taskbar.

This new feature is a part of Microsoft’s Garage project. The PSA wants to provide a smart shopping solution by integrating a shopping cart. The shopping cart will display a lot of shopping websites, product pages, discount and offer information etc. It not only organizes the product pages but also supplies tips on price cuts and other such options.

Till now pop ups were used exclusively for pushing system warnings and alerts. So pop-ups are something we can’t connect to advertisements for software products and services. A Microsoft spokesperson was quite affirmative about this new project. The company spokesperson said,”We are always testing new features and information that can help people enhance their Windows 10 experience,” said a Microsoft spokesperson about the pop-up ad.

The Microsoft Garage Product is currently available in Chrome Srore. This new extension has received copious reviews. Despite having a different default web browser, that is Microsoft Edge, the Redmond based tech giant us testing new feature of Chrome. While many of the Chrome Web Store reviews for the PSA extension are positive, they are many feedback by reviews that have labelled it calling it “adware” and “spam.”

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