Scroogled! Microsoft hits Google below the belt again
posted by Peter K. / Nov 27, 2013, 7:05 AM
The video features a young woman, who wants to sell her Chromebook laptop at a pawn shop. The owners of the shop try to convince her that her device is a complete gimmick and not very usable at all. Allegedly, the Chromebook could do as much as nothing without an internet connection and lacked the ability to run some of the most popular PC programs, like iTunes and Office. Moreover, Microsoft directly accuses Google of spying on its users and using their personal information to show them more and more ads, and according to the pawn shop owners, the Chromebook makes it easier for Google to do so.
It is yet to be seen whether Google will answer to the latest disses or remain silent in accordance to the 'there is no such thing as a bad publicity' principle.
source: Scroogled via GSMArena
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microsoft cant sit back and play the nice guy they do the exact same thing
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:12 AM 11
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lol but no ones buying it though (literally and figuratively). They want to make the guy they're trying to copy look bad and people aren't really falling for that. They have a history of BS to make up for and ads about their competition instead of their own products won't help. This does nothing but teach people about a chromebook, even though it's bad stuff. The MS stuff mentioned is just white noise as far as the ad is concerned.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:44 AM 3
Gotta agree with Microsoft here.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:12 AM 20
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It worked for Apple with the PC vs Mac ads. Ther centered around PC bashing, with no regard for the truth, and that worked out pretty well for them.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:27 AM 4
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But this kind of advertising only works when you are the small guy and the other the big one (everyone loves when the winner is being bashed) In this case I think they are only giving free publicity to the chromebooks.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:54 AM 9
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These are 10 times worse because they are misleading and lies. That's like saying Windows 8 isn't a real operating system because It turns your computer into a glorified tablet. Most people don't even know what a chromebook is and are going to look into because of these ads and just open up more sells for it.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 10:21 AM 0
Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012
The Mac vs. PC ads lied too. Macs _can't_ get viruses, huh? Yeah, no. They totally can. The difference is that everyone had a PC when those ads came out, and few had Macs. Microsoft has something like 80% of the market and is going after probably 5%.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 5:46 PM 1
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haha great ad... that was pretty funny. shame on Google
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:31 AM 4
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nice 1 ! :D why would anyone buy this thing instead of windows laptops or tablets ?! it's just useless, with or without wifi :/
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 7:33 AM 1
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Well, from the bunch of people i know that use them and are extremely happy with them. Price is a big reason, start up and shut down time is 5 seconds max, not 15 minute waiting for Windows to start, doesn't slow down over time, no viruses, simple and easy to use (my mother figured it out all by herself....kinda brought a tear to my eye lol). Really, Chomebooks are only good for people who only browse the net and check email, or students on a budget, since you have google docs. I'll be getting one as a work computer so i dont have to turn on my Vaio to do simple things.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:08 AM 7
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LOL, they don't even have the IQ or trust yours to be properly sarcastic without spelling out the product they are mocking... I doubt that many ppl. know about Chromebooks, but if MS keeps on with it's smear campaign (like the way Apple announces every new Galaxy as part of their lawsuit), millions will go into the stores out of curiosity and pick up one. Samsung's still doing it best, we know, you know what we're making fun of, but won't give Them free advertisement, will we? :)
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:17 AM 6
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THIS!!! MS still completely dominates the PC/Desktop OS space. There is no reason for them to attack the Chromebook which if Im correct hasn't even passed Linux marketshare. This is just free advertising for Google.
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 9:29 AM 1
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HA, this is so stupid, 1st off im willing to bet they use google products, I know they do on their site gspawn.com because there is google +1 everywhere, and even in their bio spot the icon next to each of their name is the picasa logo -_-, shame shame
posted on Nov 27, 2013, 8:28 AM 5
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