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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RE[5]: This reeks of desperation
by Nelson on Thu 28th Nov 2013 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This reeks of desperation"
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The OP said that Microsoft was getting its ass handed to them in Office, something that's laughable.

Of course Google knew it'd be hard, but that's an aside because I'm not commenting on that. I'm mentioning the speed at which Microsoft adjusted its strategy and killed the Google Docs baby in the cradle.

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