More Microsoft attacks on Google turn political

Okay, so it’s not truly political, but it’s interesting to consider it like, especially considering that we’re getting into political season soon enough.

Microsoft and Google have become fierce rivals, and in 2012 Microsoft went for the throat. After Google adopted a controversial new privacy policy, the company launched a series of attack ads in major newspapers to fan the flames of outrage and hopefully direct consumers to choose Microsoft services. Not satisfied with the initial results, Microsoft hired former Clinton campaign advisor Mark Penn to launch “Scroogled.” It’s a one-stop shop for all of Microsoft’s vitriol against Google’s policies, a catchphrase which stands for the way Google allegedly snoops on consumers and sells their private data. Here, we’ll chronicle the ways Microsoft treats Google like a nasty politiical opponent.

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