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About the Gmail video...doesn't Microsoft Hotmail/ Live Mail do exactly the same thing with the ads? rolleyes.gif

IIRC yes, they do.
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Your all mad that google came up with a loophole for keyloggers! Wait keylogging is malicious! Bad Google Bad!!!
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I would have a problem with the e-mail skimming, but even then it's a bot, not a person. A bot doesn't snigger if you've looked for burning sensations (but actually meant lasagne).

The problem isn't if it's human eyes or robotic eyes, it's just the self-imposed righteousness Google has put upon themselves to view your emails, whatever they may be to someone else. It simply is an invasion of privacy. IIRC it's a federal offense to open another person's paper mail, why is electronic mail treated any differently?

Quite frankly, it makes no difference if this was Microsoft, Apple, or in this case Google, or even if your favorite company is Yahoo, there is no reason a company should be browsing your personal emails and then utilizing them to of all things hit you with ads.

Difference between stuff being scanned and people actively reading through stuff IRL.
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To the average user, they might get the Gmail one but the Google Apps video will blow right over their heads.
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Sorry, don't mean to pick on you. Just trying to stop this trend before it picks up. Installed applications on a desktop computer are very different than "apps" running on a mobile device. Let's try to keep the two worlds separate and not try to muddy up definitions like some marketing firm.

I wasn't talking about mobile device apps, I was talking about MS's web browser-based applications being almost identical in function and form to the applications installed on computers. Where was I talking about mobile device apps?

The nice thing about accessing things from the "cloud" is not needing a specific application installed to handle a document. Google does this entirely through browsers, MS does this by blending their stand-alone programs and their web apps to have the same functionality.
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Am I the only one seeing the irony in this?

Nope, the comment in itself was meant to be ironic. wink.gif
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The problem isn't if it's human eyes or robotic eyes, it's just the self-imposed righteousness Google has put upon themselves to view your emails, whatever they may be to someone else. It simply is an invasion of privacy. IIRC it's a federal offense to open another person's paper mail, why is electronic mail treated any differently?
Quite frankly, it makes no difference if this was Microsoft, Apple, or in this case Google, or even if your favorite company is Yahoo, there is no reason a company should be browsing your personal emails and then utilizing them to of all things hit you with ads.

Hotmail, Yahoo also place much more intrusive ads in your emails, no one at Google or any company actually reads your emails.
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Why on earth would they not upload it on YouTube ? Uploading it somewhere else would just not draw as much attention.
It's not meant to be ironic, it's just that there is no decent alternative.

But the fact is Microsoft is bashing Google, and posting it on a Google owned service. Perhaps they should've posted it on Bing Videos. rolleyes.gif
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About the Gmail video...doesn't Microsoft Hotmail/ Live Mail do exactly the same thing with the ads? rolleyes.gif

Exactly.
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These ad's seem like a pretty large liability for msoft to run. The last time I checked, they did the same thing.
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From the perspective of someone who actually sells my customers on using Google Apps or Office 365, both videos have great points. I think that they'll reach the targets that matter.
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That's pretty immature and childish coming from such a large company IMO. Still, I can't wait to see what Google says back. If they say nothing I'll be doubly impressed.
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LOL "Different, better, completely gone... who knows what the future holds" & "Don't worry about it! You ask so many questions."

EDIT: Does M$ really have room to talk about completely trucking things up over night? Look how big of a change 2003-2007 Office was. So many people set on the old style of office then *boom*... wetf you call 07 and 10. Then we have XP->Vista... LOL. JK... we don't go down that road (or beat that horse anymore)
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