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Microsoft Aims To Lure Gmail Users With A Blunt Comparison Website

By Mark O'Neill on 6th November, 2013 | Tech News, Windows |  No Comments

As the word goes, after they start insulting you, you’re obviously doing something right. And by the comments being thrown Google’s way by Microsoft about Gmail, it’s pretty obvious that Redmond is worried. He’s worried enough about Gmail to create a new website and initiate a public smear campaign.

On the Microsoft-owned and built “Keep Your Email Private“, Microsoft fires the 1st blunt salvo right away by declaring in big lettering :

Think Google respects your privacy? Think again.

And with virtually no moment to trap their breath, you pay :

Google goes thru every Gmail that’s sent or received, looking for keywords to enable them to target Gmail users with paid ads. And there’s absolutely no way to opt because of this invasion of the privacy.

To beat the nefarious Google, Microsoft have helpfully provided us having a Pig Latin translator, and then we can send our emails without one being scanned for ads! And of course they desire your signature on the petition.

Of course, a variety offer that Outlook is much better, which has a handy smiley chart that makes it easy for everyone to see what Gmail does and Outlook doesn’t.

If you’re convinced by every one of the smiley faces, they give you a helpful button to get to Outlook to sign up. When you get there, they claim you are “upgrading from Gmail”.

All with this mud flinging is costing Microsoft an astounding 7 figures. As many other commenters have stated, if Microsoft had used this money years ago to improve their own services, they wouldn’t need to make a website similar to this today! Do you agree? Or does one see this as acceptable business competition?

Source: Keep Your Email Private | Image Credits: The All-Nite Images Via Flickr

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