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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:17

Microsoft getting more and more pathetic.  I am sure a lot of unknowing people will fall for this.  Funny regardless but I guess this is the new marketing.  Try to confuse users, or sue them.  I miss the old days where the products spoke for themselves.

 

Stay classy MS

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#2 Ironman273

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:22

Who exactly is doing the confusing?  Microsoft is trying to make users aware to the extent that Google uses their data.  It's a classic case of "my product is better than that product and here's why."  Once you're informed you can make a decision on what to use.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:24

Who exactly is doing the confusing?  Microsoft is trying to make users aware to the extent that Google uses their data.  It's a classic case of "my product is better than that product and here's why."  Once you're informed you can make a decision on what to use.

 

Google doesnt steal data.  When someone signs up for their services, you are told what Google does and you have to agree to the terms.  So people give Google permission to do what they are doing.  That is not stealing.  If people do not read/understand the TOS...no one's fault but their own.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:24

So I take it as MS isn't selling enough copies of windows 8, and has to resort to selling gear to make the bottom line?



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:26

Seems kinda tacky but if it does a public service by keeping people away from Google's malicous services it's worth it.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:26

This is pretty low, it's hard imaging MS resorting to this type of marketing.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:28

Shouldn't this kind of promo material be free?

 

Seems strange to pay to be a billboard...



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:28

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:29

This is pretty low, it's hard imaging MS resorting to this type of marketing.

 

It is, but pretty funny to.  MS spending all this money on the scroogled campaign and it really isnt working much.  Just putting Google's name out there and their services out there. Some times bad marketing has the adverse effect.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:29

bad taste!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:31

I'm surprised that Google made a YouTube app for the Xbox One considering that Microsoft is still doing this silly campaign. :o



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:34

Since most people don't know or care what "scroggled" is, this is more of an advertisement for Google.

 

Regardless, whoever is pumping these lame jabs out really has a terrible sense of creativity.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:37

It is, but pretty funny to.  MS spending all this money on the scroogled campaign and it really isnt working much.  Just putting Google's name out there and their services out there. Some times bad marketing has the adverse effect.

This is exactly that what's happening.

 

Makes me think if MS tore out a page from Sega's tactics in the early 90s "Genesis does what Nintendon't". However this form of aggressive marketing is not conveying why Bing is any better.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:39

hahaha I am ordering that mug right this second.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:39

I'm surprised that Google made a YouTube app for the Xbox One considering that Microsoft is still doing this silly campaign. :o

 

They did?

 

MS should reject it and claim it doesn't meet some nebulous requirements despite working with Google to resolve them.  Cue MS's Windows Phone 8 YouTube app.