Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Nov 2013 23:03 UTC

Microsoft has enlisted the reality-television series "Pawn Stars" in its ongoing campaign to bash rival Google.

An online video ad released Tuesday mimics the plot set up of "Pawn Stars," which features people toting precious or odd objects for appraisal at a Las Vegas pawn shop. In Microsoft's fictional telling, a woman is trying to trade in a Chromebook, a no-frills laptop powered by Google software.

"The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste, they have absolutely no taste."

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This reeks of desperation
by WorknMan on Tue 26th Nov 2013 23:24 UTC
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Look, I'm not a huge Google cheerleader. Although I don't like/hate them any more than any other giant tech company, I think if they completely took over desktop and mobile, it would be a thousand hells worse than anything Microsoft ever unleashed upon the world. But right now, MS is getting its ass handed to it, and I couldn't be happier. It's like the bully going home and crying to mommy when somebody gives them a taste of their own medicine. MS spent so long being dicks that karma is coming back around to bite them in the ass. Eventually, what goes around comes around.

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