Watch This: Leaked Scroogled video parody’s Google Chrome ad

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The last time Microsoft released a new Scroogled ad we talked about how it looked desperate, and ultimately could make people uncomfortable. Today a new Scroogled ad has leaked, and Microsoft has already confirmed its legitimacy. The new ad does a much better job at making Google look bad without being desperate.

In this new video Microsoft has done a parody of the Google Chrome commercial you’ve probably seen on TV. It features a bouncing Chrome logo to the tune of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. The Chrome ad shows how all your information can be with you wherever you go on any device. In Microsoft’s parody they show how Chrome tracks you and your web activity wherever you go on any device. It goes a step further and calls Google out for making money on your personal information.

This ad does a much better job at showing what Google does without sounding desperate. While we like Microsoft taking shots at Google, we can’t help but wonder if this is hurting Windows. Just yesterday Google asked Microsoft to remove the YouTube app for Windows Phone, and we don’t have to tell you about the lack of Google apps on Windows platforms. Is Microsoft being mean to someone it needs?

[via The Verge]

  • Definitely a better ad, but still a bit over the top. I mean, Google isn’t taking money out of my pockets by tracking my data… They’re taking money out of Microsoft’s pockets (or whoever they’re competing with to target ads). Honestly, I’d rather have ads targeted at me than for something I would never use or click on. If I have to be affronted with them, at least make them relevant.

    Honestly, having Chrome follow me: Where I have a shared bookmark bar across all platforms, can access sites opened on other devices, can push links from my desktop to phone, etc…. makes it pretty convenient and I don’t mind being unobtrusively commercialized for a service I pay nothing for.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I mean yes, it’s better. It’s still desperate, though. And like you said, why are they taking hits at Google while at the same time they are asking for its services?

  • Sondre Krumsvik

    Meh. I’d rather have chrome and google search than internet explorer and bing (which is a terrible search engine in my exoerience).