mhansen - 5:18 pm on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
What I find much more enlightening, are the anti-Google comments at the attached article. The same message seems to be spreading throughout more of the people you talk to on the street, and small business owners as well. 2-3 years ago, if you asked just about anyone in tech what they thought of Google... you still would've been rewarded with smiling faces and rosy images of unicorns prancing through a field. Almost everyone drank from the do no evil mantra, because it still kinda fit.
Fast forward a few years and it sounds like more people are starting to lose trust and the word is spreading to more everyday people who only know it as a search engine.
I also find it coincidental that the FTC releases info about getting closer to a decision on the Google antitrust case, in the same general timeframe that MSFT starts this campaign. I predict much more of this type of negative campaigning against Google over the next few months, culminating with an FTC announcement that Google may actually be a bit more evil than they led us all to believe, and the seeds will have been put in place in enough peoples mind to make a difference.