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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by some1 on Wed 27th Nov 2013 18:46 UTC in reply to "comment"
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I hope the new CEO will change the advertising strategy and fire the awful agency they have now.

You think that Elop had no hand in Nokia ad campaign?

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by pandronic on Wed 27th Nov 2013 19:10 in reply to "RE: comment"
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He probably did and for Microsoft's sake I hope he's not the next CEO.

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by some1 on Wed 27th Nov 2013 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: comment"
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I find your optimism unfounded.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 27th Nov 2013 20:18 in reply to "RE[2]: comment"
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Yeah, I'm not sure if I should be rooting against his selection because I don't think he's a good ceo, or if i should be rooting for his selection because it would be interesting to see Microsoft's downfall.

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