Microsoft Enlists Pawn Stars to Mock Google Chromebook

Microsoft’s anti-Google Scroogled campaign is showing no signs of slowing down. Its latest target is Google’s Chromebook. Microsoft has enlisted the stars of the successful reality TV series Pawn Stars to lampoon what it wants you to perceive as the Chromebook’s limitations (“It’s not a real laptop!”).

Oh Microsoft. You and your “Scroogled” anti-Google marketing strategy. Who wants to buy a t-shirt that says Chrome sucks? You should be giving them out for free at least. However, this ad with the Pawn Stars is pretty funny and somewhat accurate. Give it a watch.

Microsoft Confirms Xbox Live bans for “excessive profanity”

Microsoft has clarified to Ars Technica that clips uploaded to Xbox Live through Upload Studio are subject to the same Code of Conduct that governs activity elsewhere on the service, such as when playing in online matches. That means “excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live,”

Isn’t flaming supposed to be one of the key features of online gaming?

Amazon is Crushing IBM, Microsoft and Google in Cloud Computing

For the last quarter of this year, Synergy estimates that Amazon had cloud revenues of over $US700 million. That makes Amazon bigger than all the other major players combined including Microsoft, IBM, Google and Salesforce.com … by 15%, Synergy finds.

Beware, the online shopping mall is about to score a big one.