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The First Job for Microsoft's New CEO: Stop Playing Politics

Dan Lyons | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Dan Lyons

I'm hoping Microsoft's new CEO realizes how terrible these ads make the company look and will drop the whole thing. Instead of harping on Microsoft's competition, he should tout the virtues of its products. Be positive. Be upbeat. Start fresh.

This Anti-Google Mug Is A Little Desperate, Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

Are you living in an underground bunker out of fear of the National Security Agency? Are you a Microsoft employee? If you answered "yes" to either of ...

Microsoft Can't Hide Its Jealousy Of Google

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is skewering Google again with ads and regulatory bashing that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology ...

Online Profiling and Invasion of Privacy: The Myth of Anonymization

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

We have been conditioned to accept privacy abuses as the price of using the Internet. These abuses generally involve having our search engine send us "better" ads, which most of us believe cannot be too dangerous.

Outlook Takes On Gmail In New "Scroogled" Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.07.2013 | Technology

Microsoft wants to keep you from getting "scroogled." Determined to wrestle the title of top email provider from Gmail, Microsoft is directly attac...

How Much Does It Cost To Beat The Feds? For Google, It Was A Drop In The Bucket

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.04.2013 | Technology

How much does it cost to get the feds off your back? For Google, the price was less than 1 percent of the cash in its pocket. Google stepped up...

FTC Finds Google Rivals' Pain Is Users' Gain

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology

Google does indeed manipulate search results to favor some websites over others, federal regulators said in a much-awaited decision on Thursday. B...

Scroogled or Binged? A Guide to Online Holiday Guides

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.08.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Bing thinks that Google is "scroogling" you by giving you a bunch of paid ads disguised as search results. But as long as other search experiences are sub-optimal to Google, it does not have any evolutionary pressure to do any better than it already does.

Gerry Smith

Should Anyone Really Care If Google's Evil?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

To those who follow the policy minutiae of the tech world, the government's investigation of Google's search and advertising business is an epic showd...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Claims Google 'Scroogled' Shoppers, But Bing Uses Mix of Paid and Unpaid Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

As the Federal Trade Commission nears a decision on whether to sue Google for antitrust violations, a new company practice has emerged as an example o...