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Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag

Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?

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SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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11/27/2013 | 1:26:38 AM
Re : Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
@ Michael Endler, you can be sure about me at least. I don't trust Microsoft any more than Google. Whether it is about users or about law, we consider theft which is caught. How can we be sure that no stealing story will appear about Microsoft in future? We never thought of Google too until it became public. 
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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11/27/2013 | 1:26:34 AM
Re : Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
It looks cheap at the outset running such maligning campaign with such 'commitment', that too from another similar corporate giant like Microsoft. Microsoft had better finding ways for improving her services and giving users enough to come to them instead of resorting to something like this. It looks like they are finding it impossible to compete with Google in technology and services, that's the message I get at least.
Laurianne
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11/22/2013 | 1:47:18 PM
Re: Not impressed
Whether the merchandise is funny or not, the big question is what would it take to get people to switch to Bing? A funny mug isn't going to make a dent in this challenge, though the snark may create some social media buzz.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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11/22/2013 | 1:40:44 PM
Re: Not impressed
Yeah, I'm really skeptical that the whole "scroogled" campaign is achieving what Microsoft hopes. I'm sure Microsoft is persuading a few people to be more cautious with Google, but given how off-putting people seem to find the ads, I'm not sure if it's balancing out in Microsoft's favor. I doubt that many people believe Microsoft is more trustowrthy with consumer data than anyone else.
Whoopty
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11/22/2013 | 12:38:04 PM
Re: Not impressed
Both companies have to hand over data to the NSA, GCHQ and other organisations. I don't see how Microsoft's hands are any cleaner than Google's. 
sproketz
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11/22/2013 | 11:38:47 AM
Not impressed
Everyone knows Microsoft would happily steal your data if only they had the marketshare. Big corporation calling another big corporation names. Give me a break. Hypocrites.
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