Why does Microsoft and Google have the same 4 colours in their logos?

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  • Cloudflare / Eng myimouto
    they probably both copied Slack
    Jun 28 0
  • eBay eday
    eBay also have same colors. I asked my manager when I joined and he was like fuck off bro
    Jun 28 3
    • Workday / Product amg!
      Best manager ever.
      Jun 28
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Someone likes their company a lot
      Jun 28
    • eBay eday
      Grinding hard to get the fuck out of ebay πŸ˜…
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft sillyboi
    Coz... They are the same evil enterprise ruling the world in different names 😯
    Jun 28 0
  • Cisco / Product U there
    I was wondering the same πŸ€”
    Google came out with it first tho
    Jun 28 1
    • Facebook retiree
      Are you serious? Microsoft has been using those colors since 1992. They weren’t on the logo, which was B&W, but they were on a lot of other things.
      Jun 28
  • Reddit Ppajq7
    I think there are only about 10 colors total scientifically so it's bound to happen.
    Jun 28 0
  • LinkedIn Cjqc41
    OP I don’t think they’re the same Pantone colors are they?
    Jun 28 0
  • Amazon god
    Apple had the same logo too before
    Jun 28 2
    • Apple jjdht!:
      Apples early logo was not just those 4 colors, it also had purple and orange. So I guess Apple wins 6-4. Good game!
      Jun 28
    • Amazon god
      Lol πŸ˜‚
      Jun 28
  • Apple qwaszx17
    Msft is famous for copying
    Jun 28 2
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Bruhhhhhhh
      Jun 28
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Apple will use these colors 10 years from now and every one will praise them for how innovative they are πŸ˜‚
      πŸ˜›
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft notnamed
    They are the 2 sets of primary colors combined (RGB, RYB) = RYGB
    Jun 28 1
    • Clover Health sses
      Beat me to it.
      Jun 28
  • Amazon nerOCe
    They are both copying eBay. In the 90s eBay was all the hype and had the multi color logo (which never changed much). Google, then unknown, wanted to brand itself as another cool internet company and copied the eBay look with what was originally a multi color capital G. Microsoft was much later to the party.
    Jun 28 0
  • Clover Health sses
    Common combination.

    In the analog world, RYB are the subtractive primary colors which can be combined to create any color.

    In the digital world, RGB are the additive primaries.

    Makes sense for these to be color choices for something that helps a computer go from a command prompt to a full-on GUI.
    Jun 28 0
  • Cisco hellocb
    I always thought it was in solidarity of the LGBTQIA community
    Jun 28 0
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    They are 4 colors most consistently displayed across millions of screens, print, projectors.?

    MSFT logo was black and white in the 80s and 90s.
    Jun 28 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng
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    Sesame Street
    Jun 28 0
  • Material UI? πŸ€”
    Jun 28 0
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    I think red, blue, green, and yellow are just some of those most popular colors when designing logos and flags. Black is another popular color when designing logos.
    Jun 28 0

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