Bill Gates Finds Toilets Oddly "Fascinating" And "Super-Important"

We think that Bill Gates' tongue was firmly planted in his cheek when he revealed his odd fascination with toilets during a conference earlier today, but his thoughts on the topic were quite delightful to hear. Apparently he believes that toilets are one of the "greatest under-investments" and that "we're gonna have a… » 8/06/10 10:27pm 8/06/10 10:27pm

Question of the Day: Can Advertising Really Help Make Microsoft "Hip?"

There is no doubt about it, Microsoft's "I'm a PC" » 9/19/08 5:00pm 9/19/08 5:00pm ads are far better than those miserably bad . The newer ads try to dispel the stereotype of the Windows user as a glasses-wearing, buttoned-up super nerd by throwing popular actors, personalities, astronauts and everyday people into the mix. But I have to wonder—will…

First Screenshot of the New Microsoft Ads, I'm a PC and I Shark Dive!

And here you have it! A couple hours later, we have our first screen from the new Microsoft ad campaign » 9/18/08 1:51am 9/18/08 1:51am. Now represents me as a PC-user... I hang with , man! [Does anyone from Crispin who works on this campaign know if Seinfeld being pulled was a part of the plan or not? I've got a bet going with the Valleywag…

Seinfeld and Gates Are Out, "I'm a Mac" Counterattack Ads Are In

Alas, the Abbott and Costello-esque partnership » 9/17/08 11:00pm 9/17/08 11:00pm between is now officially over, after Microsoft decided to go with a slightly less ambiguous advertising campaign. (, contrary to what's floating around the internet tonight about pulled Seinfeld ads.) In their place is a direct shot at those Apple "I'm a Mac" ads,…

Second Gates-Seinfeld Ad Shows They're Very Rich, Unlike Us

Remember that first Seinfeld-and-Gates adventure into Shoe Circus » 9/11/08 9:18pm 9/11/08 9:18pm, which alluded to something about Windows being "soft and chewy and delicious?" Well, the new Laural and Hardy of ambiguous advertising have a new spot out and it's... making fun of your average scalloped potato-eating, leather giraffe from…

The First Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld Microsoft Ad Makes No Sense

Besides the slick and probably expensive editing designed to make Jerry Seinfeld look like the more awkward of the pair, there's not a whole lot of special effects in this clip. In fact, there's not really a whole lot of anything, including laughs, information or pimping of Vista. It's kinda like Seinfeld's really… » 9/04/08 8:43pm 9/04/08 8:43pm

If Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were on Match.com: Who is Sexiest?

Up until a few years ago, any lengthy feature on Bill Gates usually elicited a fair amount of words on the Gates-Jobs rivalry. The two tech behemoths were always pitted head-to-head, with the writer pulling together some conclusion on how the soon-retiring Microsoftie was the better businessman, while iMan had a… » 6/22/08 11:00am 6/22/08 11:00am