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Microsoft keeps Scroogled fire burning: new ad criticizes Google Play store privacy

0. phoneArena 10 Apr 2013, 02:01 posted on

Microsoft is on a roll with the Scroogled ads. After it launched its anti-Google ad campaign bashing the search company for going through your emails to place relevant ads...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:09 18

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Google Play>>Apple’s App Store & Windows Phone Marketplace

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:48 6

16. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes, with iOS you don't know what you're installing (iPhone+iPad most vulnerable OS in the world!! goo [dot] gl/WF2kj ).....with Google Play you know exactly what an app can do before installation

btw, poor Microsoft with its bribery through the whole world is not able to compete so has to play dirty...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:13 19

2. exsymbian (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)


I used a Windows Phone once. Got bored after 17 minutes.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:31 12

3. eshwarnag (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


I saw an android phone and didn't feel like even picking it up!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:45 6

20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What a joke wp8 has only 1 highend device to choose like Apple, how scrap is that, you don't have choices, unlike Android you have lots™

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:09

29. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1941; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not a proponent of WP8, but that's simply not true. 920, 8X, & Ativ S. That's 3 for ya.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:28

31. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Seriously..? One..?

HTC 8X
Nokia 920
Nokia 810
Nokia 822

With more coming.. can't wait for the Nokia 928.. the camera should crush Apple and Android. Android has a bunch of cheap feeling black plastic phones. The only one I would consider to be worthy of comparison is the HTC One. The Samsung phones just feel cheap and look it.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:47 3

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Forgot thick heavy oversized huge big lastyears old dated specs, sure™

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:31 5

5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 948; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Was that before or after your Android device was hacked?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:21 5

19. bloodline (Posts: 688; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


hacked? who said anything about hacking in this article..yet you would bring up security for a microsoft defense case against android.... ahahahaha

Windows is a nice alternative but very much behind android and more so its marketplace... you wont find me leaving android any time soon

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:57 3

7. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


oh really?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 07:15

35. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


++++1

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:31 5

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1722; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Subject matter aside, the statement, "Even though we don’t like bashing ad campaigns, this time it seems that the ad asks a valid question." contradicts itself. How exactly would you be bashing the ad campaign if you felt it asked a valid question?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:42 19

6. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Why do Microsoft have such childish advertising campaigns against Google?!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:27 4

12. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Every evil corporation does this....duh....

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:43

15. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Don't think so. It's just Microsoft's weird way of advertising. If you want weird, watch this ->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk oooooooh Steve Ballmer you crack head.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:58 2

17. Leo_MC (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


You right, I remember Samsung's adds about iPhone's waiting lines?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:00 3

8. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


MS knew what they're doin. It's not just like that. It's relevant move. Goodluck MS.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:39 4

9. PeeyushMalik (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


That Google's street view car snapping the photograph added to the enjoyment

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:25 10

10. FlushGordon (unregistered)


It's reeking bitterness and jealousy all over the place

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:26 7

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2071; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The lamest mock campaign ever. No wonder MS is on the slide, they basically advertise Google with this.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:32 7

13. FlushGordon (unregistered)


This somewhat signals red alert for Microsoft, hitting the panic button like crazy.....they know they'll become irrelevant in 5-7 years

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:00 3

18. Leo_MC (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


When did Samsung started to become irrelevant after it published those adds that bashed the waiting lines in front of Apple stores? I see it become the biggest Android oem in the world so you must be wrong.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:36 9

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 1990; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Microsoft also has all my msn account and xbox account information. I get a lot of Microsoft related SPAM.

Pot calling the kettle black. There no innocence party in this Ad.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:32

22. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


We need ms (or someone) as a viable option for the third big player. I just wish these companies would make amazing products and find unique ways of selling them to the public without bashing others or looking desperate. When you look desperate for sales, people may look into why, which could hurt their situation more.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:34 1

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Google made it to the top without needing to bash the competition.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:35 2

24. Hemlocke (unregistered)


You are absolutely correct, because "Droid duhs." Take off your Google Glass, step away from the Googleade, and join us in the real world. Android only got big BECAUSE of negative ads. The Android OEMs promise the moon, but only deliver a janky Dalvik/Java mess that leads to lower customer loyalty than iOS and Windows Phone.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:41

33. jroc74 (Posts: 4084; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"You are absolutely correct, because "Droid duhs." Take off your Google Glass, step away from the Googleade, and join us in the real world. Android only got big BECAUSE of negative ads."

I suggest you take off the Google hater shades...

That was a Motorola and Verizon ad...NOT Google. The Droid ads did help Android grow....but it wasnt a Google ad. Motorola also had something to do with Android growing.

The comment you responded to said "Google made it to the top without needing to bash the competition."

And that is true. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Verizon did the bashing....not Google.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:21

25. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


what about if you doing transaction p2p online for solid real material like phone/pc/laptop/modem/etc just like on kaskus.co.id on the fjb (forum jual-beli)? it is just like that. if you don't trust the seller, don't buy, find someone else! and if you hardly trust anyone to keep your info, better left your inet then just do it traditionally! i trust the developer if i buy a product. and once they got untrust, i'd never buy from them again. you people so panaroid!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:20

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5670; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


M$ needs too stop suing android. if their that serious of competing STOP SUING other manufacturers and then people will think differently bout them

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:30

32. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


What are you talking about most of the Android suits are settled, and vendors are paying MS about $20 a phone. Its Google and their tactics they are suing. BTW Its poetic justice as Google sued MS for exactly what Google (and Apple) are now doing to MS.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:24

27. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


MS is scuuuuuured

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:02 1

28. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


MS has its own privacy issues with its products over the years. They have no credibility when they criticise another company's privacy policies.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:48

30. networkdood (Posts: 5618; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Totally agree, wow, what a joke this is.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 20:31 1

34. MyJobSux (Posts: 71; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Set up a Win8 box for a friend of mine and had to use the store for the first time. He requested a YouTube app for his desktop. There were probably 20+ apps claiming to be a YouTube app. On the main page it doesnt show who authored the app. Anyone can creat an app to pass YouTube content but I wanted one authored by Google themselves and couldnt find it, although Google did release a statement that they saw no reason to release Win apps becaues there was not a demand from customers at present. A 3rd party group could have malicious intent so I told him to use a browser to get to YouTube. I think the Win Store has a long way to go to mature. I have no desire to use it and I think it might end up going the way of their widgets where finally they release a statement not to use them because they could contain malicious code. or not, who knows.

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