The Top Spokesassholes in Tech

Each day I get a little bit sadder that Billy Mays is no longer with us. Good thing there are so many spokeassholes vying for position in the marketing pantheon. » 8/18/09 11:20pm 8/18/09 11:20pm

Greatest Single Phone Call in History Gets Microsoft to Change Laptop…

The "greatest single phone call" Microsoft COO Kevin Turner's ever received apparently worked. Sort of. After Apple asked Microsoft to stop running the Laptop Hunters ads because they've dropped prices, Microsoft's edited at least one of the spots. » 7/24/09 11:20am 7/24/09 11:20am

If You Buy a Computer That Costs Over $1000, It's Probably a Mac

That's because according to NPD, in June, 91 percent of the market for computers that cost over $1000 belonged to Apple. » 7/23/09 3:20pm 7/23/09 3:20pm

Microsoft Gloats: Apple Begged Them to Stop Running "Laptop Hunter" Ads

When Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed Microsoft Stores will open next to Apple Stores and rain falls upward, he also talked about the "greatest single phone call in the history" he's ever received: Apple crying about the Laptop Hunters ads. » 7/15/09 10:40pm 7/15/09 10:40pm

Meet Microsoft's New Laptop Hunter: Lauren 2.0 Likes Pink

The original laptop hunter Lauren was a cute librarian-type who wanted a giant lapmonster. Microsoft's latest flamespot has a new Lauren. She's a blond law student who likes pink. » 5/15/09 3:04pm 5/15/09 3:04pm

New Apple Ad Mocks Microsoft Laptop Hunters In Usual Smarmy Way

Apple's new ad takes solid aim at Microsoft's recent much-talked-about Laptop Hunters ad series with the Apple style fully intact. In other words, it's really, really smug. » 5/13/09 12:15am 5/13/09 12:15am

Microsoft's Latest Ad Is Dumb: iPods Cost $30,000 to Fill Up

The Laptop Hunters price assault on Macs has shifted to iPod and iTunes: It'd cost $30,000 to fill an iPod, but Zunepass fills up a Zune for cheap. This is a retarded ad. » 5/11/09 7:26pm 5/11/09 7:26pm

Microsoft Says "I'm a PC" and Laptop Hunters Ads Make People Want…

During their quarterly earnings call (going on right now), Microsoft said there's a 10 percent increase in preference of Windows PCs as a result of their ad campaigns. This, as profits are down 32 percent from a year ago, 'cause of the financiapocalypse. [Microsoft] » 4/23/09 5:44pm 4/23/09 5:44pm