Answering questions at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco today, Google CEO Larry Page spoke out against “negativity” in the tech industry, and the tendency to pit one company vs. another, rather than focusing on advancing technology. Being negative, he said, “is not how we make progress.”
Just wait until he sees this video!
This is an internal video, created by Microsoft for an audience inside the company, and obtained by GeekWire. It uses the messaging of Microsoft’s external “Scroogled” campaign but wasn’t intended to be made public. (It’s common for Microsoft to make internal videos like this, often allowing it to be more pointed than when communicating broadly.)
For comparison, here’s the original Google Chrome video that Microsoft is lampooning.
Page also spoke specifically about Microsoft during the Google I/O talk, referring to Microsoft’s integration of Google Chat into Outlook.com.
“I’ve personally been quite sad at the industry’s behavior around all these things. If you take something as simple as IM, we’ve had an open offer to interoperate forever,” he said, according to the Verge. “Just this week Microsoft took advantage of that by interoperating with us. You can’t have people milking off of just one company.”