Microsoft goes after Google with mugs, T-shirts and hoodiesNovember 21, 2013: 8:30 AM ET
Redmond takes its bitter "Don't get Scroogled" offensive to the gift store.
If you thought Redmond's rivalry with Apple (AAPL) was bitter, check out this season's offerings at Microsoft's Scroogled.com store. Items offered as Christmas gifts range from a $8 Mug ("Keep calm while we steal your data") to a $26 hoodie illustrated with a word cloud of 20 "synonyms" for scroogled ( "squeezed," "bled," "defrauded," "bamboozled," etc.).
"This whole thing makes Microsoft look bad, not Google," says Daring Fireball's John Gruber. "Who would actually buy any of this stuff?"
Below: Microsoft's official "how you get Scroogled" video.