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

Google sits Microsoft down with a sassy line after its latest Scroogled campaign
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, which has the software giant selling... t-shirts and mugs.

Of course, these are not your ordinary mugs, they're actually a continuation of Microsoft's long-standing effort to discredit the search giant, by trying to assert that Google is selling off people's online activity and data. A banter needs two, and Google obviously isn't about to let this one slide. A spokesperson for the company commented that:


A witty joke or not, it does return us into the reality of the day – Microsoft and Google are battling it out on a number of fields, and of these is smartphones. There's actually some 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. Though, whether that should surprise you at all, is an entirely different topic altogether.

source: LA Times

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47 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

And no one wants to buy them still.

3. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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?

15. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 883; Member since: Dec 05, 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

23. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Good one ;-)

35. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I would have recieved a trolling warning if I posted this >„> Michael is still butthurt I reported him to the ncsbi for plagiarism

46. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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

37. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

39. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

44. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

:D Ouch.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

34. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

thanks Obama!

38. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

That makes sense then.

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

ahahahahah good one :D

7. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Some cream for that burn?

9. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

10. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

43. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

47. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

How'd that work out?

11. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

14. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

12. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Google, don't be evil. :D

42. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Too Late!

13. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

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

16. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

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