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“Microsoft Always Plays To Win”

Miel uploaded this “Welcome To Microsoft” video that got shown to him and other new Microsoft hires:

Video: Welcome To Microsoft

“We are a good company”. There’s some real passion there. Are people this passionate at your company? Shouldn’t they be?

Speaking of messages, Microsoft got out theirs last week at the Academy Awards with a series of Windows Vista ads that ties together with the Vista “Wow” spot we’ve been seeing for a few weeks now:

Conversly, Apple debuted a “Hello” commercial that gets more annoying the more I see it:

Both have style and no substance, but Microsoft’s tries to portray Windows Vista as something special, while Apple’s is unintentionally nostalgic and old-fashioned, and only fuels the arguement that there’s nothing new in the iPhone, just stuff that’s been done for years, done in a slick package. Apple is thus far failing at getting the mainstream to care about the iPhone. The ad industry seems to agree that Apple’s spot was the biggest flop of the night.

March 7th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Vista, Corporate, Apple, Windows, General | one comment

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  1. That picture quality… so delightfully unexpected. It could only be QuickTime. I wish more online videos would use it.

    (As you know, I’m not a Microsoft hater, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Sorenson Video 3 before MPEG-4 came along - at least, I presume its codec is Sorenson Video 3.)

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    Comment by Tim | March 11, 2007

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