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Google throws a barb at Microsoft with the new “Gmail Blue”

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Google throws a barb at Microsoft with the new “Gmail Blue”
Sometimes material comes along where it describes itself perfectly, whether it is real or not. Google hits a homerun with this prank for sure, and frankly after watching a few times, we’re still giggling ourselves silly.

It’s all in good fun, but boy does Google let Microsoft have it, mercilessly. In all honesty, we would like to see the outtake reel of blunders since it is obvious that at a couple points you can tell the Google gang was having a hard time keeping a straight face. Just watch the video and enjoy your April 1st.

source: Gmail (Blue)


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posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:05 11

1. naveenstuns (Posts: 173; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Looks like there won't be any real news today :(

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:09 5

3. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


not till google I/O

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 04:16 1

20. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


this got to be an April fool joke by Google no way its real

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:05 1

28. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yes it is

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 04:24 2

22. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Just to make icon and font colour blue took 6years!! Really??

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:08 10

2. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


LOL google has learned how to troll from all those youtube commenters.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:13 7

4. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I like how serious they are in this video. "The italics is blue as well."

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:20 4

5. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Blue whales LOL

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:22 2

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


All that was missing was a tiled UI. In different shades of blue.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:24 2

7. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Lol. Really nice April Fools video :D And they make it look so real and serious.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:02 9

8. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


when google makes fun of microsoft its a cute little prank....but when microsoft does the scroogled campaign its unfair and unjust marketing.....android fanboys,,,,(ready for a thumbsdown cus thats what yoll can do)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:28 14

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


Other than point out that this is, indeed, an April Fool's prank that I am not convinced is really aimed at Microsoft at all.

It never mentions Microsoft at all and is not intended as an ad.

In the meantime, Microsoft's Scroogled campaign is a clear attempt at spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). And frankly, that's what most of Microsoft's advertising is about these days; trying to make the competitors look bad without any commentary on what makes them different.

And no, I won't thumb you down. You don't need that in order to know that you're a dumbass.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:37 5

17. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


u are the real dumbest dumbass(if that even makes sense) cus this is clearly aimed at microsoft wid their upcoming windows blue update...dynamac understands it...so this indicates you are just a troll,,,,and dont know anything going around in the world of tech,,,

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:47 5

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


Interesting how that was the only point you responded to. Care to take on the rest, big boy?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:56 3

19. lyndon420 (Posts: 4565; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Give him a chance. He's probably sucking his thumb and waiting for his mom to get up so he can ask her what to say next.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:08 2

29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well scroggle tell the truth that normal guys dont know othervise i guess its not bad. after i started chrome first time i was bombed by like million of ads in a minuits which forced me to shut it down for good and back to firefox

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 13:01

40. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


we can't do nothing about trolls like sniggly giggly can we....???

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 15:34 2

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


Nope! Can't do anything about idiots like you, either. (You kinda gave away what you are when you called me a troll. Putting that label on me means you have no clue what you're talking about.)

So I guess we're even in that regard.

Would you still like to take on my points about the difference between a prank like this one by Google and the bulls**t smear campaigns Microsoft runs?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 17:15

46. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


you sound mad bro

wanna hug it out?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 17:26

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


Sure, though mind the erection. It's brand new.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 21:52 2

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


This clip - April Fools prank. Doesnt even mention MS......at all. Yea it could be seen as a dig at MS....a funny one at that....lol.

Scroogled - attempt by MS to lie to make Google look bad. At the same time MS does similar things with its web email that GMail does...but doesnt tell folks that in the Scroogled campaigns...

Yea....you're right....how foolish could we be!! :/

How in the world can you begin to compare this to Scroogled? Did Google anywhere say anything bad about MS, Windows, Bing, hotmail, outlook.com?

Exactly.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 22:03 1

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


And might I add that it can be opted out in GMail....just like in hotmail and outlook.com.

MS ever so kindly leaves that out in the Scroogled campaign.

Yea...its exactly the same.... :/ :/

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:34 1

10. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Wait....how is this aimed at microsoft?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 02:04 9

11. Dynamac (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


It's aimed at Windows 8 Blue (Windows Blue) which is expected to be the code name for a series of developments and updates to Windows 8 and WP8. Since it's being readied for release so soon after Win 8's release, the joke here is that it will be very superficial changes (ie change the colour) and nothing substantial at all, yet Windows is likely to headline it as relatively new versions of Windows.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 02:29 1

13. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


thanks for the explanation. I got it now :)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 02:07 1

12. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


the new window blue lol

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 02:52 2

14. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


OMG LOL

Brilliant, ingenious blend of Microsoft and Apple mockery

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 08:22 1

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


could you be any deeper up google's ass?

this isnt brilliant you sad little man

id of agreed its all in good fun but unlike you im not so blind that when google does something its amazing when microsoft do it its evil.....your so predictable

this is how your kind see things- microsoft ,apple and any who are associated with them are evil and the enemy. google is the victim and saint of all companies...........you see how aad you are

yeah i know your response will be the usual bs so just dont bother

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:03 3

35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


So, apart from the common sense, you are sorely lacking in the sense of humor part too.
Why of course you do.

You sad little man

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:16

37. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao i knew your response would be bs

try reading my actual comment fanboy, i said its all in good fun but i pointed out that you always praise google for the tiniest things as if they have reinvented the wheel

example been ' Brilliant, ingenious blend of Microsoft and Apple mockery

you act like this is comedy gold, which shows your pathetic and one sided

this time read my whole comment before replying or wait for your fanboy backup

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