Is Microsoft Dissing Google?
All the tech giants, no matter which market, can’t seem to get along. The bigger they are, the more fighting they do — from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), to Google and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), to Microsoft and Apple fights. Just recently, Microsoft launched a fresh attack on Google, commenting negatively on Gmail.
Back in 2004, when Google was just coming out with Gmail and companies using people’s private information to sell ads was a relatively new topic, Microsoft tried to show users the light and point out what would happen if people used Gmail. Back then, Microsoft wasn’t alone, as the idea was new and concerning to many people.
The debate on the issue has never really faded too far from the public’s attention. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple have also faced scrutiny for how they use their users’ information and locations, and more stories of that sort come out all the time. But, it’s not everyday that a giant company will get on the back of another giant for how it’s using user data.
Microsoft’s Scroogled website has attacked Google on its practice of reading Gmail users’ emails to find keywords and for better-targeted advertising. The website details what Google is doing and then offers a link to get Microsoft’s email client, which boasts that it does not read users’ emails…