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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 17 Dec 2012, 15:39

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

Educating consumers is one thing. Scaremongering is another.

I never said that I am against Microsoft's marketing campaign by showing the public how good their products are. It's just that, the way it's done is dirty. You know you can always promote your own product without directly discrediting your competitor.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:57

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

When you're passionate about something, the product sells itself.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 07:59

35. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Restorting to such stupid strategy to me means their products are sub standard so not worth considering also. Products & Services may not be bad but it makes them look bad with these crap. Once Bill Gates said in interview (In India) that Google is in honeymoon period. Perhaps they are now pissed that this honeymoon is not ending soon.

They may do all "bing bang" but today search is synonymous with "GOOGLE" and M$ has a long history of being recognised as "EVIL EMPIRE".

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:05

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:58

41. mhiharis (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

F___K Microsoft, Google & Apple companies, they r playing with us with the people who let them count the bonus & revenue at the end of each year. They don't have time for us, how we like or what we want. They just know and believe how to make money more more & more.

Unfortunately we love gadget and new technology and we want to see all gather in the same place to make our daily life up-to-date with friends, family & in Business.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 09:58

45. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Euros are not big fans of Microsoft...

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:39

55. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Yea and they forced M$ not to pre install IE on doz else face 1 billion dollar damages. Eu isn't a fan of Oracle either :)

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 10:00

46. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

You can protect your privacy better while using Chrome or Firefox than you can when using IE.....how ironic...

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:45

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


Chrome is notoriously terrible for privacy out of the box. It took them ages to get Do Not Track (and the implementation is not as good as it should be). Stock, it also sends all keystrokes in the omnibar to Google for recommendations. With a few settings tweaked and a couple of extensions, privacy improves, but most people don't know about it.

IE isn't that bad now. From what I've read, its privacy features are supposed to be excellent.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 17:48

61. joey_sfb (Posts: 6539; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I am just happy their are other options available other than IE. If there is a way to uninstall it completely without breaking windows functionality i would do it.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:18

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

Oh definitely. I don't use IE. I barely use Windows, actually.

But the days where IE was a terrible browser, insecure, slow, and non-standards compliant are over. Non-standards compliant, still, but every browser is nowadays. (IE is the worst, I think.) It's a contender now. I don't think it's the best, but IE9 and 10 are more than usable.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 11:16

51. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

In Chinese Bing means "disease", if MS tries to take on Google Search it will soon be diseased...

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:04 2

52. Aeires (unregistered)

Push too hard and people turn on you, especially when you're attacking something they love.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 12:19

53. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

i don't know what will happen to google, but this guy will burn the fanboys, i am sure that the fanboys are more concerned than google.....

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 17:40

60. zackh121556 (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

Microsoft must have not heard what Google already said about Apple. "We done look at our competitors because thats not looking at the future! We look at the future and thats how we became the leader."

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 19:06 1

63. phillie1230 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)

Ok based on the comments I've read from everybody on this article. Both Microsoft & Google have their pros and cons, Google plants alot of cookies into your PC when using their search engine, to advertise, track what you do and monitor your life, So does Microsoft but not as much. And then Microsoft Is a big copycat, and that they have no innovative ideas. Clearly Microsoft and Google are both wonderful companies, its just based on whoevers preference to choose otherwise. Also Their is a lot of people that dislike Microsoft here, and to them, please research before you post something about Microsft because you sound like a dumce posting stuff that you clearly dont know. Same with the few people that dont like Google. Do your research.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 11:04

73. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

This is the type of advertising I despise... You can't do anything better than pointing fingers? MS loses my respect from a campaign like this.

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