Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City setting. Apple’s back yard on 5th Ave, to be specific.
My colleague Alex and I hopped into Slack, watched it together and shared our thoughts. We think that Microsoft is trying to say that they’re friends, or want to be friends, with Apple. Or something.
Hit play and read along.
Alex: are you ready bb?
Drew: HIT PLAY
Drew: what the fuck is this
Alex: Microsoft has stores? Since when?!
Drew: singing. peace on earth?
Alex: Oh, New York. I hate New York.
Alex: Drew, can you sing? I can’t.
Drew: a special message. oh here’s a shitty laptop
Drew: I can’t sing. Buy a mac.
Drew: Wow this is awful. I bet they held up traffic
Alex: Microsoft employees can sing though, far, far better than me.
Drew: these people are too happy to be working at microsoft
Alex: Wait is this going to be a fight?
Drew: nobody can hear you sing in new york
Drew: they used kids to get us to like them
Alex: Apple v. Microsoft: Holiday Rumble!
Drew: wait they’re at an apple store?
Alex: Ok so let’s discuss
Drew: That was awful.
Alex: Microsoft paid its employees, and a camera crew, to go song-bomb an Apple store
Drew: Those poor kids don’t even know how awful it is
Drew: song-bomb is now a thing
Drew: who should we song-bomb. the verge?
Alex: can we do that at TechCrunch? like, go sing to The Verge