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[2]: This reeks of desperation
by WorknMan on Wed 27th Nov 2013 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE: This reeks of desperation"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Ass handed to them?


Not on desktop, but on mobile, and on the web. And I guess you might say Office as well. They're just not the giant behemoth they used to be.

Edited 2013-11-27 00:35 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

They have an unshakable domination on the Desktop, in mobile their seeing increased success, and Office is crushing Google's offerings especially Office365.

Office is especially hilarious though, Microsoft was able to reinvent a new business model, turn it into a two billion dollar business, and laugh all the way to the bank before Google even knew what happened.

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Rudiza Member since:
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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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Office is especially hilarious though, Microsoft was able to reinvent a new business model, turn it into a two billion dollar business, and laugh all the way to the bank before Google even knew what happened.


You are making little semantic sense. Again talking out of emotion, rather than sense.
And I'm pretty sure that Google knew that it's going to be hard fighting Microsoft's Office dominance, as I suspect that they have read The Innovator's Solution. Fortunately for Microsoft, they also have read that book and all they had to do it close the gap to remain the leaders.

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Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Well... not bad. You got 1 out of 4 correct.

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