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 ilovebeer on Thu 28th Nov 2013 18:35 UTC
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I watched the commercial. Honestly speaking I thought it was dumb. However, I didn't see it as the desperate cry some people here seem to. I don't buy that pointing out serious drawbacks with the competition means a company is pathetic or has no faith in their own products. This commercial was obviously not intended to highlight all the positives about a Microsoft product. It was meant to belittle the competition, and it succeeded to do so.

Microsoft is no more wrong for bashing their competition as some of you are for using the ad to bash Microsoft. A lot of the melodramatic posts about the ad are far more pathetic than the ad itself could ever be. It's not a crime to cry & whine but that doesn't mean you should do it every chance you get.

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