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Microsoft’s “Scroogled” campaign just the beginning, kitchen sink on the way

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Dec 2012, 01:36

Microsoft is certain to turn up the heat against its competitors with this man behind the curtain...

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posted on 16 Dec 2012, 20:14

65. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

He looks like Steve Woz if hes got a beard

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 04:06

71. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

He looks like he never had conceptual sex in his life and sounds like it too.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 01:53 6

4. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Micosoft, focus on your products instead of paying for this troll.

You can quote that PHONEARENA and give these trolls a taste of their own medicine.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:10 6

5. Kuherrn (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)

Why can't Microsoft appreciate competition and not bash others. Let the consumers make their choice based on what products Microsoft, Google and Apple puts out. Correct me if I am wrong but Google so far has never tried to disrespect or bash other companies....

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:44 3

14. tedkord (Posts: 13869; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

It's easy to take the high road when you're at the head of the class, and looks tacky to do otherwise. Let Google fall behind and they'll launch attack strategies, to.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 04:46 6

21. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Is google attacking facebook for G+??????? I think no....so you are wrong ....

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 04:58 1

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

What would they say, numbnut? That Facebook is doing user profiling and collecting personal information, when Google is doing the Exact same thing?

For Christ's sake, Google's entire business empire revolves around breaking your privacy down in order to be able to target you with more and more ads from their REAL customers - the advertisers. The advertisers who pay for your "free" services so you can then go around crying about other websites charging for stuff instead of selling you out.

Welcome back to reality :-)

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:15 2

24. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Your comment is nothing related to my comment.....I agree with you....but i feel safe under google than anyone.......

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 06:38 3

30. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

I would rather have personalised Google ads than facebo ok's sponsered ads trying to shove politcal agendas down my throat.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 09:50 2

44. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Since when has Google ever claimed otherwise? They've made no qualms that there business model revolves around advertising.
It's a simple cost/benefit analysis for the consumer. Free services in exchange for "John Doe bought a 'Franchise' brand coffee at the intersection of Number and Letters streets". Many find this acceptable. If anyone is that concerned about personal privacy, they probably shouldn't be paying for anything with a credit/debit card since financial institutions also resell consumer data as a secondary market. Did you really think Microsoft, et al. aren't taking advertising dollars? That's just naive. I sure do wish I lived in your reality.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:14 2

47. ytja12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

i think your the one need to wake up...this is our reality everywhere you look or turn today your privacy is never yours its just an illusion that you have one in the first place...and dont think MS is not doing the same thing or any other company...

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:41

56. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I get amazing services in exchange for my personal data to be broken down by a computer algorithm. Services such as Google Now wouldn't be possible without this.

And there is nothing saying that Microsoft doesn't do any of this stuff, either. For all we know, it goes on in the background of Windows. Such is the magic of proprietary software.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:46

64. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

So whats the problem if exists a lot of advertisers that pay for "my free services", thanks to this business model the entire world have the opportunity to enjoy powerful services and benefits "absolutely free".

Microsoft is marketing very bad, it's a tech company that is incompetent in many technology fields, that's the reason why is recurring to this embarrassing strategies.

Sorry about Microsoft, he can't offers the same google products quality, and be infamous is the only tool they have now..

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 22:55

70. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I like it being stolen, Google knows more about me than i know myself

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:19 5

6. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

I love Bing :)

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:31

25. wendygarett (unregistered)

I love Yahoo :)

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 06:00 1

27. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I love my mom and Dr. Phil.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:21 6

7. Rocksteady (unregistered)

Microsoft, Stop acting like a silly spoiled child, haven't you learned the lesson from apple's history?!
and mark penn, stop poking Google, or they will poke you back,, right in your fat a*s.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:25 7

9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1623; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Whether you like it or not, Google has become a household word. You don't hear really anyone say "let me Bing that". It would take a massive push by Microsoft to get people to not only change where they do their searches or shopping on, but also become an everyday word that people will use. I mean honestly, how many people think to type in "bing.com" into their URL? I know I rarely think about it. Typing in "google.com" has become so ingrained into my mind that I don't even think about it, I just do it.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 02:35 4

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

exactly......its what you expect to do when you use the internet....plain and simple.
Its an everyday thing.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:14 1

37. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

BS. Google became popular because it got away with s**t that Microsoft couldn't; For example, automatically appearing (upon installation) on the start page of third party browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:26

12. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

they both is same
selling ads.
no winner here

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:46 5

15. tedkord (Posts: 13869; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The winner is the consumer. Selling those ads means we no longer have to pay for a nearly unlimited email account. We get a myriad of free services and apps. Same principal as network TV or radio.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 03:53 3

16. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

MS go and fire this Penn guy, like he should have been after the #Droidrage failure, and use the money on getting a better design team. Then you will see a turn around.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 04:06

17. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

Obsolete marketing.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 05:45 3

26. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Basically every Microsoft product now is better than any Google's one. WinPhone, Windows, Bing, Hotmail. They just need better marketing.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:35 2

32. joey_sfb (Posts: 6540; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Good! Keep telling yourself that. We are idiot not to choose M$ over google. We like to pay xbox 360 gold membership in order to have multi player option which are free over at PS3 and PC. M$ is a rotten brand and enough people are burnt to stay away from them.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 21:21

68. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I still use Hotmail for nostalgia reasons and being lazy. GMail is better, faster. Bing....no. Just no.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:21

31. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)

Because that is Microsoft as we know them. Bullying Apple, bullying Google, bullying just about everyone in the market to get its products noticed and eventually become dominant in that space. Even if you look back in the past, history dictates the same.

But don't get me wrong though. Their new products are good (WP8, Windows 8). It's just that, I don't think there still is a need to pull some dirty tactics considering their products now are FINALLY competitive.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:59 1

34. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Educating consumers is a dirty tactic ??? Since when

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