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 JAlexoid on Thu 28th Nov 2013 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This reeks of desperation"
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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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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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