Microsoft to release dedicated advertising service for Windows 8 apps

Windows 8 USAToday app

The competition for mobile advertising is heating up and it appears Microsoft will be offering its own dedicated advertising service for Windows 8, the next generation of Windows that supports tablets.

According to privately marked domain registrations such as that took place on August 30, Microsoft has apparently registered nearly a dozen domain names through MarkMonitor hinting at the possible service.

The domain names include: 

Right now the actual owner of the domains is hidden behind Whois privacy provided by MarkMonitor’s DNstination.

But rest assured, these registrations are 99 percent certain to be Microsoft as MarkMonitor is a brand protection company for some of the world’s biggest companies including Microsoft itself (see Whois record for

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