How much Microsoft and Google hate each other? To know more, just watch the Microsoft’s new video below “Googlighting,” a direct message from Microsoft to businesses everywhere.
The video raises some very valid points about Google Docs. “What happens when the world’s largest advertising business tries to sell productivity software on the side? Beware the Googlighting Stranger,” reads the video description.
Learn more at http://WhyMicrosoftProductivity.com
In other Google news, a user posting on the Pirateweb message board has accused Google of removing copyrighted MP3 music files from a Gmail account — possibly using the scanning services that Google employs to block illegal content on YouTube, possibly using something else. Shocking if true, Google responded “no. Or not, at least, just like that.”
Later, a Google spokesperson denied of doing anything of this kind, stating, “We do not go into or interfere with user’s Gmail accounts, except in extreme cases, such as in response to court orders. Emails, data and files contained in Gmail are users’ private information.”
However — and this might be a worry for some who store all kinds of things in Gmail — he also left open the possibility that Google could do something like this “in extreme cases,” for example, in response to court orders.
And, in the Microsoft news, the Redmond-based software company plans to open two new retail stores in Bridgewater and Freehold New Jersey in the coming months, growing its brick and mortar presence slowly toward its 75-store target.
In the picture below from Microsoft’s retail-store hiring site, you can see the list now includes Bridgewater and Freehold: