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Microsoft’s newest Scroogled video installments go after Gmail

0. phoneArena 09 Feb 2013, 02:49 posted on

If you thought we saw the last of Microsoft's Scroogled campaign, you would be mistaken as the next chapter aims at Gmail...

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posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:01 9

1. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I don't mind a little advertisements here and there, but too much adds becomes nonsense like on PA itself the popup video add that starts even if you hover cursor on it.

Now Google is on verge of adds and too much adds.
Even I had to install addblocker for using YouTube.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 09:31 5

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


Yes, but why would I mind that some computer analyse my data when it doesn't tell it to any person in the world? Thanks to that we all have free perfect maps, gmail, search, android!...
Don't cry Microsoft that you are not able to compete :-P
Better than random ads ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 11:12 1

43. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I also dont have anything to hide in my mail, you can give me adds but I dont like my data to be scanned.
gmail and youtube are the only google service I use on daily basis and I owe google for these free services.
but my youtube experience is now degraded by too much adds.
"excess of everything is bad"

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:09 8

2. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Really, someone to speak atlast. Google is really milking the services provided, which has become quite irritating.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:30 5

6. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


use yahoo or bing then ....yahoo is better than bing !

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:46 4

9. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


its not about being good, i like google and all its services but these ads always ruin the experince of what might be a good surfing session.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 09:33 2

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


Why would Google give everything for free? Do you think he would give us Android just because?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 01:04

48. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Who the f--k keeps posting thumbs down for criticism about too much adware? Are you idiots actually in favor of being spammed?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 09:05

53. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


They are downvoting any negative comment about Google, that's how their juvenile fanboy minds work. "Criticism about Google? Ain't gonna happen!"

It doesn't matter if the criticism is legit and appropriate, they are too f-ing stupid and arrogant to care about such things. Welcome to the world of Android.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 10:14 1

40. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Yahoo is powered by Bing.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 05:07 8

22. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


milking the services provided...

so how much are you paying for the ungodly amount of services google offer's?

right... thought so...

more to the point however, i can care less about a bot scouring the content of my NON SECURED EMAIL (which ANYONE can do), using it to serve ad's, then moving on...

The above being said however, I do have a problem with the data retention policy's and how easily the data stored can link keywords in the email back to the sender and reciever...

Again, the above being said however, they did try to reopen the email and it no longer had a relevent ad attached, so its possible they solved my above issue...

BUT HEY! lets all my a mountan out of a mole hill!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 06:14 1

25. BrenjamesUK (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


'...BUT HEY! lets all my a mountan out of a mole hill!'

Well that's what the internet's for isn't it? ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:14 12

3. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its on youtube.......................Ah ! the irony !!!!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:53 3

21. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Making scroogled campaign,droidrage and they used youtube which is owned by google microsoft is very desperate now

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:16 8

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


No matter how much you scroogle, it will never switch our mind to Google it...
just like when someone make facecook campaign, we still use fb...
Same goes when someone making fun of Microsoft office, we still use it no matter what... Don't waste your money and invest more on Windows 8 ms...

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:51 3

10. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Rightly put. users might get irritated but they are never gonna change their minds over this. I am a huge fan of MS myself but MS should really spend their time developing the quality of their services to "MAKE" the users change their mind in switching to bing instead of bashing the competition.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:58 6

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


The problem is people just get used of google experience... Im too comfortable on google experience and I won't switch to others, don't get me wrong, bing has own quality and I will not question that... I believe you enjoy bing like some other :)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:05 4

15. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


No, i prefer google myself as it has become an integral part of my online time. all i am saying is, these ads put on by google sometimes get irritating. But when it comes to MS, Bing and outlook, there is still a lot of work to be done in earning the attention of the users. MS have top quality services but google is way ahead of 'em when it comes to user's comfort.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:11 1

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


I confess it's irritating, not in search engine but especially in YouTube...

Seriously, close ads in 5sec? Why not immediate? Thanks to this ads, YouTube video keeps crash and I have to reload again... Before the bash, my country's internet data are crap and it lags very frustrating...

the only complain is those scam ads keep on appears on every android apps, I might consider to switch to upcoming tizen phone...

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:34 2

17. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


U r on tech website n u dont know about Ad Block ? u should try that for your browser to stop all ads (I mean all).......Honestly, its the best thing since sliced bread !

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:46

20. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


everyone knows about the ad Block, this discussion is about the intentions of a socially adored company towards its users via their public services.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 08:33 3

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


Let me ask you....which would be more irrating: a picture ad or a text ad? Hotmail has picture ads. That slows things down vs text.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 06:31

27. wendygarett (unregistered)


Are you ordering an average user to use ad block? I know this all along and again I don't trust this... Sometimes I rather wait that 5 seconds instead of installing it... I'm not that trust those unknown developer and I wont let my desktop on risk... Btw, my desktop has reached 10years old and I wanna really take care of it as long as I can... Don't ask me to exchange it... Coz I'm an average user :)

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 08:43 1

35. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Honestly, I dont where to start but here I go:

There are insanely high costs associated with running a website like youtube and those developers need to be paid, simple. So ad is their only source of income. Nothing in the world is free. Everyone company is there to earn profit on good products. MS is charging stupidly for MS Office because they know businesses will buy them.

The Ad Block extension has won multiple awards and has 10 million downloads and you still doubt the developer ? Not to mention Chrome wouldnt let any random extension to go on its Chrome Web store.

Whats about the average user u r talking ? Its only a download button you need to click thats all. (BTW i am not 'ordering' anyone. It was a mere suggestion as u were 'irritated' by the ads)

And why the hell on earth I would ask you to exchange your desktop it has absolutely nothing to do with the argument.

BTW, Is that elephant, a pokemon ?

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 08:59 3

37. wendygarett (unregistered)


Nope, that's tree trunk from the 'adventure time' :)
but still, it's not my computer, my parents' one, and I have no authority to do so, sorry :p

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 04:42 1

18. iamfury (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


lol true that, but a tizen phone is not the answer :p

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:18 6

5. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its on youtube.......................Ah ! the irony !!!!

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 03:44

7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


If you don't know, you better know... Google is part of the New World Order... Illuminate.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 07:14

28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


really now? i would say APPLE is.....

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 10:15 2

41. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


"Illuminati" Just Illuminating some info for ya.

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