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Google sits Microsoft down with a sassy line after its latest Scroogled campaign

0. phoneArena 22 Nov 2013, 03:35 posted on

Take a seat, Microsoft, this one goes to Google. In case you're a tad confused, we're referring to the latest Scroogled campaign that Redmond started...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 03:40 7

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Larry :-Lets not reply useless campaigns & focus on making things that don't exist.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 03:43 27

2. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOOOL! Good one... those are the only wearables that Microsoft is able to make! :)

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 08:51 4

32. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


And no one wants to buy them still.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 03:46 9

3. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Hilarious comeback but I'm confused on the last part of the article.

"There's actually an absurd amount of evidence that would, at the very least, suggest that Google, for example, is not exactly playing nice either, and intentionally tries to slow Windows Phone down in a number of ways."

Other than not releasing official apps for Windows (which in my opinion shouldn't slow it down considering how many third party apps do the same thing), what evidence are you talking about?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 06:53 4

15. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


This article is written by a WP fanboy.. That why the last para.. Or else the article would have ended on 1st line of last para itself

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:43 2

23. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Good one

;-)

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 10:30

35. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I would have recieved a trolling warning if I posted this >„>

Michael is still butthurt I reported him to the ncsbi for plagiarism

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 21:16

46. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Actually, I think he's still amused. We all had a good chuckle.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:32 2

36. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


The biggest one was youtube. Mainly in API's to allow the dev team or another other team to make an actual youtube app vs linking to the m.youtube site.

Then when youtube went to html5, they found out that Windows Phones can actually watch the videos via full browser mode and bypass the rules dedicated of mobile and non-mobile playback. Meaning a song that was not available for mobile devices and would give an error on droids iphones etc when viewed in desktop mode or not. Would not appear on windows devices. Google has since tried to fix this as well, some play some dont its hit or miss when it picks it up. (testiment imo to the full browser in windows phone over droids, other than lack of flash)

Then MS said fine you dont want to release the API's for market price, meaning what other companies were gettting the youtube api's for, they made their own that totally circumvented youtubes ad policy. Displaying no ads, downloads in HD etc. Google since blocked this as well (as far as my knowledge still a court battle as of last year but it may have been dropped/resolved).

Also google blocking api's for 3rd party apps to mimic google apps that are available on other platforms etc.

fanboy? more like reality

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 11:43 5

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I would say the fanboy is the one who thinks Microsoft was in the right to break Google's terms of service surrounding YouTube. Given Microsoft's track record, I can't blame Google for not wanting to work with them on Windows Phone.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 13:10

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


MS is welcome to do what Apple did....they made their own map app. Make their own Youtube like site, create the app and have it available for WP.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:01 1

44. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Blocking an unofficial app that breaks the terms of service and blocks adds (which is the primary revenue maker of the site is not screwing over a company.

Besides, there are third party apps that work just as good as the official one in the Windows Market. There are alternatives so I don't get the big deal.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:06 1

4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


:D Ouch.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:08 7

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It was indeed a brilliant comeback, and entirely deserved by Microsoft. Honestly, it comes as no surprise that the head of Scroogled was a campaign worker for a major politician. Not naming the politician because I don't want this to be a political discussion.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 09:56 2

34. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


thanks Obama!

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 12:45

38. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


That makes sense then.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:22 2

6. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


ahahahahah good one :D

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:42 4

7. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Nice one Google, MS blue screen of death still exist LOL

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 04:47 2

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Some cream for that burn?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:09 1

9. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Cheap tactics by MS, they had it coming to them.

MS still holds a special place for me because of Win 98 XP and 7. Google for its search engine and android. Hope they all grow out of this sitcom stuff.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:11 1

10. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I think microsoft should launch a video sdrvice that allows up to 45 min. provide an authoring process to vet copyright problems. and now your competing with youtube. MSFT has the resources and should fit in with the new business model. Path of least resistance.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 19:35

43. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. I just mentioned this the other day. What did Apple do? They created their own maps app.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 21:18

47. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How'd that work out?

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:11

11. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I think microsoft should launch a video sdrvice that allows up to 45 min. provide an authoring process to vet copyright problems. and now your competing with youtube. MSFT has the resources and should fit in with the new business model. Path of least resistance.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 06:09 2

14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


They'd be better off buying an already established competitor like metacafe or something along those lines. They would also have to beef up the incentives of popular video payouts to compete. A video service without established users will just push people back to Youtube after a few uses.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:28

12. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Google, don't be evil. :D

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 16:51 1

42. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Too Late!

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 05:59 1

13. blade19 (Posts: 61; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


"Can't we all just get along...". ;D.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 06:59 3

16. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Unlike microSOFT, Google at least have some brains, class, sense of humor, self respect and style.
M$ has hit rock bottom with their last bash "campaign".
Unbelievably pathetic and desperate.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 07:04 1

17. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


.....i don't get it -,-

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