Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Bingers (That Pun Was Less Pathetic Than Microsoft’s Scroogled Store)

Kyle Venhemert, Wired:

The Microsoft Store’s new “Scroogled” section includes eight products that’ll make you blush on Microsoft’s behalf. There’s a t-shirt that shows a Chrome logo in a trench coat and another that casts it as a scary spider. There’s a hat that says “Scroogled” and a mug, again with the Chrome logo, that say “Keep calm while we steal your data.”

So edgy, Microsoft.

I don’t understand why they’re doing this. Microsoft runs a tailored advertising business which collects, aggregates, and uses visitor data in much the same way Google does. True, their business model is not dependant upon ads, but this still looks like a really pathetic pot calling the kettle creepy.