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Microsoft selling real anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ tees and mugs

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Microsoft selling real anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ tees and mugs
Microsoft has long started an anti-Google smear marketing campaign with the ‘Scroogled’ motto, but now it takes it to another level by actually launching a store where you can buy real t-shirts, mugs and hoodies telling the world that it’s getting ‘Scroogled’.

Prices vary, but for as low as $8 you can get a mug that says “Keep calm while we steal your data” and for $15 you can proudly wear a “Scoogled” hat.

It’s quite shocking to see such straight-forward aggressiveness towards Google from Microsoft. The ads were one thing, but we have a hard time imagining people actually wearing this, and the smear attack looks a bit out of place in the context of the looming Holiday spirit of thankfulness and forgiving.

It’s just business, of course, and we’ve seen Microsoft mock the Chrome browser, blame Google for reading people’s Gmail accounts and it all now culminates in this store of real apparel. What do you think about all this, would and should anyone be buying these?


source: Microsoft ‘Scroogled’ store

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posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:46 19

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


MS is just being MS.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:31 28

13. vincelongman (Posts: 1690; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


And they will still complain that Google won't make apps for Windows Phone

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:47 13

2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 366; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Lol Microsoft is being so lame....

This is just as bad as BB trying to use Android apps

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 12:41 2

45. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


not really. BB went within the rules to ensure app compatibility. They didnt slander Google to do it.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:48 27

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Desperation level : Infinite !!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:20 7

36. SuperNexus (Posts: 121; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


yeah! because MS can't compete on quality they offer,
So, they decided to go this way.

Too bad, it's not going to make a dent on Google services.
A big fail MS strategy

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:51 24

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


Wait, since when were we able to trust Microsoft?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:55 22

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And Windows fanboys still cry and wonder why Google won't put its apps on Windows Phone the same as they are on Android and iOS.

I guess this is how Microsoft says thanks for Waze.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:12 11

9. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly.

They wanna be Apple so bad....reverting to the I'm a Mac tactics.....just more derogatory.

Can Google sue them for slander?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:16 12

11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


When a child has a tantrum you just have to let it run it's course. We already have enough stupid lawsuits in the telecom world.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:44 2

40. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


+1 to you bro

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:33 8

14. illusionmist (Posts: 126; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


The "I'm a Mac" series was quite funny actually. This is just bad taste.

I mean, even if all these privacy issues were true, there are better ways to sugarcoat it. But it's Microsoft so...

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:45 3

16. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


yea...back when I actually liked Apple.....I liked those commercials too.

There wasnt anything malicious in them like Scroogled.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:10 8

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Those commercials were playful, and went over weaknesses of the Microsoft platform and its image issues. They didn't accuse Microsoft of anything nefarious, though.

The question I'd like Microsoft to answer is "Okay, so Google has my porn history. So? What are they going to do with it?"

Or: "Okay, so Google, which at its heart is an advertising company, wants to show me ads. So? Why is that a bad thing?"

I mean, really, people get all mad about a private company wanting their information, but there's really no case of Google abusing the info they have. There's cases of the government abusing such info. There's cases of single employees abusing such info. However, even from a pragmatic standpoint there's nothing Google could do with your info that would a) be harmful to you and b) also not be harmful to Google.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 12:51 4

46. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


no because the information is true. Google has had its hand caught in the data-cookie jar more than a few times. Of course, Microsoft has too, hello NSA Backdoor in every version of windows since Windows 98.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:12 2

47. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thumbs up for mentioning the backdoors in Windows desktop OS's.

Its like the pot meeting the kettle.

posted on 22 Nov 2013, 15:56

53. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


But Microsoft employees denied those backdoors, so there must be none!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:03 2

6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


if you don't have anything good to say about your product trash talk the others, M$-stylehttp://31.media.tumblr.com/9c3b4bbea32b23
tumblr_mwkyy9hp2a1r3kmkso1_400.jpg

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:04 6

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


sorry, but I gotta say that mug looks kinda awesomehttp://31.media.tumblr.com/9c3b4bbea32b23fc8de0408cd3bc2458/tumblr_mwkyy9hp2a1r3kmkso1_400.jpg

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:10 4

8. FadyNabil (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 May 2013)


i'll buy one.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:14 20

10. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Maybe they'll be able to sell more mugs than phones. Shouldn't be too hard considering their sales.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:46 2

26. taikucing (unregistered)


Good to see MS is going into merchandise business. LMAO!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:48 1

41. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


LOL... +1 bro

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:31 9

12. Rocksteady (unregistered)


Oh yeah, more marketing for Google please, thank you microsoft.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:39 4

15. dmsrfl (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


What I think is funny is that MS thinks this is going to rescue their sinking Titanic. In a couple of years, Google's gonna be the only company laughing.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:48

27. bibekpachhai (unregistered)


It won't happen. There will always be another company if Apple or Microsoft fail!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:46

17. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


Are You Scare Mikrosoup? "Black Campaign"

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 03:48 1

18. solomonsteve (Posts: 75; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


MS should have done this after Google have ported their apps to windows phone. MS ,please have a plan next time.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:12 6

19. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Any day i will trust google over ms..atleast google says what they do...
We all have no idea about what's happening in the backdoor of both companies....

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:18 4

20. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Funny thing is...MS wants google to steal from thier own customers...wp ahem...how ironic?????

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:49 3

37. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly.....they do the Scroogled campaign...and yet cry when Google doesn't make apps and services available to them.

MS is bipolar.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:39 3

21. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Scroogle mug is awesome :3

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 04:55 6

22. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I got one for Google to use against MS, it's a house with lots Windows logos for windows and the caption says "Those who live in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones"

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:06 5

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Decent, but I got one better: Google "spies" looking over the ghost town of Windows Phone Land and saying "Welp, nothing to see here."

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:40 1

25. nasznjoka (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


microsoft compete on the QOS you provide and not on words tryina convice people with lamish claims about data cuz at the end of the day what you want is that pie of google via ads which when you get it you gonna start acting like. I hate ms products and os

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 05:51 1

28. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This is sad
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130915132960/onepiece/images/b/b9/Full_SAD_Mechanism.png

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:03 5

29. medicci37 (Posts: 715; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


MS has done much more to scroogle consumers then Google. They need to stop whining & focus on better products.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:06 2

30. medicci37 (Posts: 715; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


This is what happens when a lame old software company tries to hard to be cool. Just looks sad

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:18 2

31. jacko1977 (Posts: 400; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


whats the saying

the ones that say it do it themselves

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:25 2

32. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Reminds me of how often Steve Jobs talked about Android, the more market share Android grabbed, the more attention it received. Now MS thinks that going after Google is going to help their failed WP and W8 lineup, sad. MS needs to pay attention to their own problems and focus on making a better product, their current W8 and WP lineup isn't taking off like they thought it would.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:41

33. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


This is brilliant marketing from Microsoft. I for one will be ordering a "scroogled" T-shirt.

P.S the Mug and Keep Calm t-shirt are already "SOLD OUT".

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 07:58

34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Superb tees and mugs. Loved it.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:13 4

35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just wish M$would just quit and with this b.s. nonsense n learn to compete

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 08:57 3

38. ddeath (Posts: 163; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


Nuts. M$, get a grip and do something good. The last good thing I remembered was XP.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:31

39. TheOldOne (Posts: 102; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am getting really old, or it was not Microsoft in the middle of a huge scandal related to privacy like ~10 years ago; it true we did not had the biosphere as it is right now and it was not viral... people are forgetting way to easily.

Nice mug by the way, but why they are not offering it for free?
I would love to have one to drink my coffee at the office.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:50 1

42. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


With Chrome logo, its only helping Google's marketing... Keep it up MS...
LOL.. How desperate..!!!!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 10:54 1

43. seanwhat (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


the little respect i had left for microsoft has now gone.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 11:41 1

44. Muzhhur (Posts: 248; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Amazing! many of you support what google does???

google is more evil than MS!!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 17:54

48. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Lol, just look at all the google fanboys in here.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:32 1

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You say that as if it's a bad thing. And you are...?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 18:24 1

49. ePoch270 (Posts: 112; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Just curious, but can MS actually use the Chrome Logo without violating copyright/ Trademark laws? Plus the Spider one looks kinda like a dark Chrome add.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 21:17 1

51. corporateJP (Posts: 1824; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Worry about your own backyard before bitching about your neighbor's.

That's all I've got.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 23:31 2

52. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Google actually released an official response:

“Microsoft’s latest venture comes as no surprise; competition in the wearables space really is heating up.”

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/21/google-spanks-microsofts-recent-scroogled-antics/

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