Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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RE: Please Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:08 UTC in reply to "Please Thom"
Thom_Holwerda
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They were broken because YouTube changed its API in various ways. That's life. APIs change. Third party developers adapt. Every company known to man does this, and there's no evidence WHATSOEVER that this was done on purpose just to break everything.

They are also not "routinely broken". That's a clear and utter lie. I've been using YouTube+ for god knows how long, and this was the FIRST time this happened - and it was fixed quickly.

MetroTube and YouTube+ (and various others) are evidence that Microsoft is making excuses for its own failing to provide a good YouTube application.

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