1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

Microsoft says Google Shopping customers are getting 'Scroogled'

By Shawn Knight ยท 14 replies
Nov 28, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. Microsoft has launched a new holiday campaign designed to show Google users how Google Shopping really works. It's called "Scroogled" and in short, Microsoft aims to point out how the search giant's shopping portal went from showing relevant results to...

    Read more
  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    On the other hand, Bing's other services, such as Maps and Shopping are better than Google's.

    (Except Street View. That's still superior.)
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    Shawn, definitely Scrooge + Google. Think of the time of year, the connotation of the name Scrooge (he was a greedy bastard). Definitely not screwed.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Extremely sad move on micro$oft's part plus who would want to buy from someone who has little to no sales? me thinks its better to buy something you will get rather then buying something you wont get.

    It doesn't bother me the tactic that google is using as atleast you know its better then those dodgy ebay type deals "buy a i7 3930k for $30 9month delivery!" Yes... those deals do exist thank god I dont see them tho! Used to but not now :)
  5. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TS Member Posts: 44

    I am an experienced user and used this service a few times & never knew they do it, well its not very elegant how Microsoft exposed it but I'm glad they did that. Well I actually wouldn't expect anything else from Google :)

    I would be really happy to see Bing going head to head with google, some rivality would do them good
  6. vis12345

    vis12345 TS Booster Posts: 72

    Google has faked WOT Rating of the site. Google has openly done another mistake. This will surely be another hit on Google's Head!
  7. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 490   +38

    Scroogle was already coined by the website of the same name that gave you search result from google without having you tracked and traced.

    This is not a portmanteau of Microsoft's creation...
  8. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 245   +27

    Isn't that on the same hand?
  9. Just use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and Bing, if you want true results. As a bonus they don't track you.
  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    How is that on the same hand?

    On one hand some Google services are better than Bing's, but on the other hand, some Bing services are better than Google's.
  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 245   +27

    On the one hand some services are better, or indeed worse, than other services, but on the other hand there are four fingers and a thumb - and after all, at the end of the day, the sun goes down and it gets dark.
  12. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    That doesn't make much sense. You're examining the expression a little too closely; the hyperlink was merely there to give context.

    Either way, "on the other hand" is synonymous with: but, however, still, then again, yet, looking at it the other way, conversely, and vice versa.

    So not only I have no idea what you're talking about, but I find it bizarre we're even talking about something so petty.
  13. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 245   +27

    It makes perfect sense, I made a joke, you didn't get it.
    I expect you are bound to find it petty if you don't understand it, even the cleverest statement in the world will sound hollow if you don't know what it means! (this is not a dig at you, it can apply just as well to me and everyone else:)).
  14. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 122   +27

    Reminds me of what one of my Science teachers used to call the "Transmitter/Receiver Problem" - I.e. just because I didn't follow what he said didn't necessarily mean he was talking rubbish!
    Zoltan Head likes this.
  15. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 245   +27

    Excellent analogy, or how about if someone Japanese that knows no French is speaking with someone French who knows no Japanese, they must both be moronic because they can't understand one another (mustn't they?) :p Although I just realised that is only a special case of your science teacher's general one. :D

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...