Microsoft Launches Anti-Google "Scroogled" Clothing and Coffee Mugs Store

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News Posted: Fri, Nov 22 2013 9:51 AM
It was about a year ago that Microsoft first launched its “Scroogled” anti-Google campaign that pointed a long crooked finger at the search giant’s Google Shopping practices. Although Microsoft’s various accusations against Google are technically valid, they’re not particularly damning in the sense that Google hasn’t made much of a secret of the fact that it places ads in Gmail and produces sponsored results on Google Shopping.

Nevertheless, Microsoft is continuing its Scroogled campaign by launching the Scroogled store. Now you can buy hats, t-shirts, and mugs with the Scroogled logo and from-the-hip sayings and artwork--eg, a t-shirt with a large image of a spider and the words, “STEP INTO OUR WEB”.

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If the whole Scroogled bit was being pushed by a privacy group or something of that ilk, it would be kind of funny (if overwrought), but the fact that Microsoft is driving it is just bizarre. Like every big tech company, Microsoft surely has its own list of egregious sins (maybe someone over there should Google--er, Bing--"glass houses"), and to see one tech behemoth go after another this way is jarring.

Microsoft Scroogled store

It’s possible that Microsoft is doing all of this to find chinks in the armor of the Gmail juggernaut and pull users over to Outlook, but it’s surely a strange way of competing. 
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Inb4 it fails miserably because everyone hates bing.

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True but bing only delivers garbage results mostly by sponsors.

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Google does the same if you don't have adblock on :P

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sevags replied on Fri, Nov 22 2013 1:03 PM

This whole Doctor Who "Keep Calm" thing is getting out of control. The original is "Keep Calm and don't blink" For a halloween rave I went to I wore a shirt that said "keep calm and shoot zombies"

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realneil replied on Fri, Nov 22 2013 8:43 PM

Another corporate cat-fight.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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Diggity0 replied on Fri, Nov 22 2013 10:58 PM

Oh look, mom and dad are trying to be cool. *Cringing in horror*

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Dave_HH replied on Sat, Nov 23 2013 10:47 AM

LOL, yep, pretty much.

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sadly, beyond the pathetic note, they are still right

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lol,interesting!

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That's pretty damm funny!

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