Microsoft selling real anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ tees and mugs
posted by Victor H. / Nov 21, 2013, 2:42 AM
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
This story is part of:Microsoft's 'Scroogled' campaign (11 updates)
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MS is just being MS.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 2:46 AM 19
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Lol Microsoft is being so lame.... This is just as bad as BB trying to use Android apps
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 2:47 AM 13
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Desperation level : Infinite !!
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 2:48 AM 27
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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 Nov 21, 2013, 2:55 AM 22
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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 Nov 21, 2013, 3:12 AM 11
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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 Nov 21, 2013, 5:10 AM 8
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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 Nov 21, 2013, 12:51 PM 4
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sorry, but I gotta say that mug looks kinda awesomehttp://31.media.tumblr.com/9c3
b4bbea32b23fc8de0408cd3bc2458/ tumblr_mwkyy9hp2a1r3kmkso1_400 .jpg
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 3:04 AM 6
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i'll buy one.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 3:10 AM 4
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Maybe they'll be able to sell more mugs than phones. Shouldn't be too hard considering their sales.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 3:14 AM 20
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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 Nov 21, 2013, 3:39 AM 4
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