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

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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59 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

3. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

not till google I/O

20. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

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

28. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes it is

22. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

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

2. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

4. HASHTAG unregistered

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

5. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Blue whales LOL

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

7. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

8. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 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)

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

17. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 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,,,

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

40. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

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

43. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

46. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

you sound mad bro wanna hug it out?

47. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

48. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

50. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.... :/ :/

10. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

11. Dynamac

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

13. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

thanks for the explanation. I got it now :)

12. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

the new window blue lol

14. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

OMG LOL Brilliant, ingenious blend of Microsoft and Apple mockery

31. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

35. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

37. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

38. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's a brilliant, ingenious way of making fun, you lifeless troll. I'd be thrilled if you show me something this meticulously humorous aimed at Google, please. Always appreciate a good laugh.

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