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

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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53 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

MS is just being MS.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Lol Microsoft is being so lame.... This is just as bad as BB trying to use Android apps

45. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Desperation level : Infinite !!

36. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 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

4. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Wait, since when were we able to trust Microsoft?

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

11. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

40. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

+1 to you bro

14. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 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...

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

yea...back when I actually liked Apple.....I liked those commercials too. There wasnt anything malicious in them like Scroogled.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

46. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

47. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thumbs up for mentioning the backdoors in Windows desktop OS's. Its like the pot meeting the kettle.

53. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

8. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

i'll buy one.

10. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

26. taikucing unregistered

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

41. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL... +1 bro

12. Rocksteady unregistered

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

15. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

27. bibekpachhai unregistered

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

17. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Are You Scare Mikrosoup? "Black Campaign"

18. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

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

19. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 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....

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

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