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    Default Microsoft’s asks you to be beware of the Googlighting stranger

    It’s no secret that Microsoft and Google aren’t the best of friends these days. Their recent spat was regarding the issue where Google was found circumventing the user privacy settings in Internet Explorer, the same way they did with Safari and both companies took to their blogs to take digs at each other and explain their side of the story. However, that was not enough for Microsoft. So they did what they did last time they had an argument with Google; make a cheesy video.

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    You probably remember the Gmail Man video made by Microsoft targeting the way Google goes through your emails to deliver your ads. This time they have another new video, with a character they like to call the Googlighting stranger. The video shows a person representing Google trying to moonlight at Microsoft, offering it to use Google’s online services across its products. Microsoft then goes on to show how Google’s services lacks features compared to its own Office suite and how unreliable they can be, pointing at the now defunct Gears and Wave, along with taking a jab at the almost dead Buzz.


    If you look past the irony that Microsoft chose to host the video on the Google-owned YouTube, you will find that the video is actually quite amusing, even though it comes across as an ad hominem attack from Microsoft. Then again, that’s just my opinion. You are free to form your own once you watch the video below. I’ve also added the older Gmail Man video right below it.






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    Both videos are attacking...but are 100% true. These are not ad hominem.


    The recently closed off their transliteration API. Do you know how many developers had their projects ruined because of this?
    Google has no commitment as a software company. It wont stand behind its software if it is not profitable. After all, it is an advertising company.
    The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
    Please do not PM me for support. You will NOT get a reply. Post in the relevant forum section.

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    Lmao it was CvP who posted that Gmail man video awhile back

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    Translation API being turned off is bad, but if you have a popular enough serivice, it's cheap enough to pay for.

    Either way, ad hominem indeed.

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