Nope, I accept that Google, Apple, and Facebook did it as well, just pointing out that it's funny how so many Neowinians were ready to accept Google's guilt but don't seem ready to accept Microsoft's on the same evidence. The point is, they are all doing it, they all shouldn't be, and it's time for people to point a finger at the industry as a whole rather than just at Google (though given that hating Google is the default at Neowin it probably won't happen)
Always going to be like this...especially since Neowin is a Windows site and there are more Windows fans than anything else. Being a fan isnt a bad thing...its how blinded and one sided some fans are and how they think. I use a combo of MS and Google products. If anything at Apple was of use to me, I would use something from them as well. I do work on Apple products everyday at work tho.
My advice....ignore the ones with the horse blinders on and dont let it bother you. Competition is a good thing and yes, chances are most companies are doing the exact same thing. Lots here cannot or do not want to see this.