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Post Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:43 pm

Amy Winehouse and Microsoft.

I'm surprised no one posted about her death.
Though a druggie she was really talented, and my prayers are with her family.

But that isn't what this post is about.
Microsoft has apologised after being accused by Amy Winehouse fans of trying to make money from her death.

It's after Xbox360's official Twitter account, tweetbox360, posted a message urging people to pay tribute to the star by using Microsoft's online store to buy her album.

It read "remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the ground-breaking 'Back to Black' over at Zune".

One response came from Simacco: "Talk about cashing in on someone's death!"
'Crass' and 'vile'

Another, from iamjovic, said: "It's very insensitive and whoever had the idea of tweeting it had no taste."

Following other replies from fans which labelled the post "crass" and "vile" Microsoft was quick to say sorry.

"Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse download tweet seemed purely commercially motivated.

"Far from the case we assure you."

After the initial apology Microsoft went even further to try to appease Amy's fans.

There was another post shortly after the apology tweeting: "With Amy W's passing, the world has lost a huge talent.

"Our thoughts are with Amy's family and friends at this very sad time."

Source - CNN.

Now that was somehow hilarious.
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Huh....interesting.
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Post Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:03 pm

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Wow, I'm not really a fan of her, but I can totally understand why people were offended by it.
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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:21 pm

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Lol, just another example of a large corporation trying to make a quick buck, and think about it: even after they were caught, they tried to make everyone happy in order to retain customers. Everything they do is about the $$$, just remember that. Lol
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Post Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:25 pm

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I am sorry but thats hilarious lol.
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Post Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:43 am

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Its sad, but it is the truth. I remember when Ronnie James Dio passed and his songs became 1.50$ on the iTunes store.
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Post Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:18 pm

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Is it bad that I don't see anything wrong with this? I mean, that is a good way to remember an artist that you like (if you do), and yeah, its coming from a multibillion dollar company... they're PROBABLY trying to make money with ANYTHING they do... just saying.

If they release a new Windows that's really good, does that mean they'd be capitalizing on Steve Jobs' death?

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Post Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:11 pm

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as much as i love the God Ronnie James Dio i still pirate the songs by downloading them without paying for em. :P
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Post Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:31 pm

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DarkPacMan77 wrote:Is it bad that I don't see anything wrong with this? I mean, that is a good way to remember an artist that you like (if you do), and yeah, its coming from a multibillion dollar company... they're PROBABLY trying to make money with ANYTHING they do... just saying.

If they release a new Windows that's really good, does that mean they'd be capitalizing on Steve Jobs' death?

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No, but if mac said "To honor Steve's death, we're selling ipods 10% percent off at your local best buy! Check it out today!"
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Post Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:52 am

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DarkPacMan77 wrote:Is it bad that I don't see anything wrong with this? I mean, that is a good way to remember an artist that you like (if you do), and yeah, its coming from a multibillion dollar company... they're PROBABLY trying to make money with ANYTHING they do... just saying.

If they release a new Windows that's really good, does that mean they'd be capitalizing on Steve Jobs' death?

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I really don't see anything wrong with it either..
They obviously didn't want her to die, but what are they gonna say?

Go buy her music on Itunes?

Don't blame em
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Post Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:27 am

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Puncharger wrote:
DarkPacMan77 wrote:Is it bad that I don't see anything wrong with this? I mean, that is a good way to remember an artist that you like (if you do), and yeah, its coming from a multibillion dollar company... they're PROBABLY trying to make money with ANYTHING they do... just saying.

If they release a new Windows that's really good, does that mean they'd be capitalizing on Steve Jobs' death?

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I really don't see anything wrong with it either..
They obviously didn't want her to die, but what are they gonna say?

Go buy her music on Itunes?

Don't blame em


Well they should have just said their condolences and then maybe after a while "adverstised".
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