A [PR] Mess at Microsoft…

Seems like the PR team at Microsoft has crashed over iLoo, an Internet-enabled portable toilet the software giant had been apparently developing. First the company told news
agencies last week that an April 30 press release on "iLoo" was a hoax and apologized for any confusion. But the company reversed itself a day later, saying the iLoo was real but
had been killed. Lisa Gurry, an MSN group product manager, told the Associated Press in response to the embarrassment, "Definitely, we're going to be taking a good look at our
communication processes internally...It's definitely not how we like to do PR at Microsoft." Part of the confusion here seems to be a lack of communication between Seattle-based
Microsoft and its United Kingdom division, which was working on the iLoo.