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

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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RE[4]: This reeks of desperation
by Rudiza on Wed 27th Nov 2013 05:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This reeks of desperation"
Rudiza
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2013-11-27

So Microsoft dominate a shrinking desktop market. Down 11.2% since 2012.

They have managed to increase their mobile OS market share 156%. Which sounds awesome but then you read that it went up from 2.3% in 2012 to 3.7% in 2013.

Their search engine is so bad that it has to use Google to improve it's results and their best product is an on-line version of Office. Personally I disagree, I think Office 365 is overpriced and their best offering for me is Exchange on-line but that is just my opinion.

So tell me, if Microsoft are doing so well then why have they started with this smear campaign against Google? It must be that famous Microsoft civic duty we hear about all the time.

P.s Below I've listed my sources. Sources are how you let people know that you are talking about hard facts instead of wishful thinking mixed in with a unhealthy dose of fanboyism.

Sources:
http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2610015
http://www.businessinsider.com/bing-is-cribbing-from-google-search-...
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24442013

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