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Microsoft Started Open War against Google

Microsoft Started Open War against Google

Added: Monday, April 29th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Microsoft has finally started a nasty marketing war directly against the search giant and ended any pretence of niceness between the companies. Microsoft has released a series of attack ads in the United States that have upped the ante considerably in its trade war against Google which commenced 5 months ago.


The advertisements that have emerged on the Internet, on TV and in print demonstrate that Google is more interested in increasing profits than protecting its users’ privacy. This ad campaign was developed by a former political operative Mark Penn, a corporate strategist. He is known as a former pollster for President Bill Clinton and campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful bid for president 5 years ago.

In the advertisements, Microsoft vilifies Google for sharing personal data collected about people purchasing Android applications. That’s a step up from earlier adverts that skewered Google’s long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of everyone’s Gmail accounts in order to help sell adverts.

Microsoft points out that the company had a better alternative which doesn’t do such kind of nefarious things. Negative advertising isn’t widely seen in Europe and it’s just the underdog who needs to use it. However, it also stresses how the search engine has evolved from an endearing Internet start-up to a scary entity that takes a too close look at personal information. The software giant can get away with its adverts since Google has already been caught a few times and copped regulatory fines and other settlements across the world.

Ironically enough, it’s now Google who is facing complaints about its practices being anti-competitive. At the same time, Microsoft is depicted as fighting for a freer market. A few days ago, a group of companies led by the software giant explained that it has asked European authorities to investigate whether Google is acting unfairly by giving away its OS to mobile device manufacturers on the condition that its own apps like YouTube and Google Maps are installed and prominently displayed. The most interesting part that it’s exactly what Microsoft was accused of in its browser anti-trust cases earlier.

Thus far, the search giant processes about 2/3 of search requests in the United States and handles an even larger percentage of queries in Europe. In the meanwhile, Google’s market value has rocketed from almost $25 billion at the time of its IPO to $255 billion.

April 29th,2013

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Date:  Monday, April 29th, 2013

Comments (20) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-04-29 17:07:55)
TheBlackMamba avatarThis was kind of obvious when Microsoft started suggesting Bing over Google regularly.

posted by (2013-04-29 17:58:40)
drnev64 avatarMicrosoft have said google is more interested in profit than privacy,this is from a company that has released as of next year there will be no more security updates for xp so they suggest upgrading to windows 7,sounds pretty much the same thing.

posted by Turtle (2013-04-29 18:00:36)
Warwicked avatarI don't feel comfortable with the snooping of GOOGLE. I turned off the gps on my android. I'm told that I-phones cant be turned off.

posted by (2013-04-29 18:20:42)
No avatarI didn't think id hear myself say this but ever but I agree with MS in regards to the anti-competitiveness. Google is doing exactly what MS was doing.

@drnev64 xp is over ten years old how long do you expect them to support it?

posted by Blocked (2013-04-29 20:25:07)
skreamer avatarI use Gmail and don't notice the ads. I just get on with looking for emails worth opening (not that many either!) and I like the layout.

I also use Google as a search engine 9.999999 times out of 10. I try Bing now and then but its always poorer.

I also use DoNotTrackMe (thanks to Embolism) and stop many Google 'things' from tracking me.

posted by (2013-04-29 20:53:24)
card13 avatarIronically has anyone noticed that Microsoft auto installs Bing Toolbar and Bing Desktop as part of it's "Important Updates"? I prefer the Android OS over MS because it's Linux based, that and Google listens to it's customers when it comes to OS not like MS ~cough cough~ Windows 8. I use Nightly Firefox Builds with AdBlock Plus, and the DoNotTrackMe turned on. But if powerful companies want to sell my info ~cough cough~ Facebook, then there's not much I can do.

posted by Turtle (2013-04-29 20:57:12)
No avatar@skreamer You can turn the ads off in Gmail, but they still READ YOU EMAILS and create a PROFILE on you.

I use Startpage to search as they scrape all the tracking off of the google results and then relay them to you. Startpage is also working on making an email service so we can switch away from Gmail.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-29 20:59:28)
Embolism avatarPot calling the Kettle black,Microsoft has done exactly what it is accusing Google of doing with every release of its operating system and done much worse from the reverse browsing to having .xml data collected on phones of their whereabouts even when users have turned off their GPS,etc,etc,when mud is slung some will stick, but they are both not to be trusted in what they say.I still use Google as a search engine although I block in DNT plus all tracking and media companies from 100`s of companies including Google,Microsoft,yahoo and all other entities that seek to illicit information from my browser.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-04-29 21:09:24)
Embolism avatarwww.sendanonymousemail.net/ for those that are really paranoid about their client,if you use anonymox with external ip as a validator you can go to anonymousmail and send anything you like and the email headers IP will read the proxy IP.Just in case you want to tell David Cameron or Obama what you think of them .

posted by ET lover (2013-04-29 22:25:38)
firefoxsniper avatarAt least Google's logo has some color to it,
Microsoft,all that black,just suck's.
Color it up Bill Gates.

posted by (2013-04-30 00:54:15)
drnev64 avatarjavaoverride2003 I don't personally expect them to but maybe the millions of people with it do,but it was just a comment saying they are no better

posted by (2013-04-30 01:26:18)
Naxan avatarPrivacy laws were originally created to restrict government from snooping on its citizens and using the information to extort them for political purposes. Of course that doesn't mean that private companies are exempt from the same laws, but the only real motivation private companies possess is to sell you things that, in the case of Google, you might actually want to purchase based on your online behavioral patterns. I agree that if you are privacy paranoid you should be able to exempt out of the data collection, but my real privacy concern would be for government that actually has power to influence EVERYTHING you hold dear in life. Google collecting my data is like a harmless kitten. I'll ignore it 99% of the time until I want to pick it up and pet it for a minute.

posted by (2013-04-30 03:51:07)
MrGoodBurn avatarI have said many times from almost day one of Google that they keep too much of our information. I know Apple and Microsoft do the same thing, but not to the same extent. What scares me about Google is I feel they store everything, and not just enough for marketing. It wouldn't surprise me if they have a sample of our DNA too.

My biggest complaint it when companies use your information to make them money. I feel they should have to kick you down a portion of the profits.

posted by (2013-04-30 05:26:48)
marbokoq avatarYouTube, Google Maps are just apps, back then IE was part of the OS, at least that is what M$ intended it to be so you can't turn it off.

Data mining will continue lawfully or unlawfully if you care to read the fine prints.

posted by (2013-04-30 06:21:47)
MrGoodBurn avatarWhat's funny about IE; you can now remove it from the OS, but if you notice, it frees up no space. Nice job just removing the shortcuts... I don't use IE at all. I know it sounds strange, but I like Chrome better. One of the benefits of Google's data mining, and oh so mighty powerful collection of everything; I find it to be better at protecting against Malware, Spyware, and the like. It never fails that something finds it way through every time I use IE. One of my clients uses Firefox, and continuously gets crap on his computer like fake A/V, fake FBI crap, and other junk. I know a lot of that has to do with him being a freak that likes to download weird porn, but still...

posted by (2013-04-30 16:30:56)
cggc avatarboth need Clark ken Superman!

posted by Blocked (2013-04-30 20:50:48)
skreamer avatarSometimes Embolism I have no idea what you are on about but I'm sure you either have or have thought about getting one of those T-shirts that says....

"No. I will not fix your computer" LOL

posted by Blocked (2013-04-30 20:58:00)
skreamer avatarThanks fur the startpage lead YoMamma

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendSuperman (2013-04-30 23:50:00)
trialNerror avatar$255 billion. Wow hot damn holy cow that's a big stack of Franklins!

@ #6 Card13 - you can change Windows update settings to only do important updates (which is basically a Windows Defender database update every week) and not the recommended updates (such as Bing Desktop). You can also change the settings to show a notification asking which updates to install/ignore when they're available.
And in general, IE totally blows. There are nice security addons for both Chrome and FireFox, tho. AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, DoNotTrackMe... take your pick. I haven't seen a popup or ugly add in, pshh, years.
lol @ the "No. I will not fix your computer" T-shirt. I gotta get one of those.

posted by (2013-05-02 06:28:57)
No avatarI have changed windows settings, uninstalled bing now I get annoying updates to reinstall it, thank god I have windows update set to manual but still annoying. Goes to show how microsoft works even updated on there own even though I set it to manual. If you read their privacy policy they state they are allowed to if update is important I dont consider bing important. So you tell me microsoft or google, Ill have google anyday thanks.

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