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[2]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Please Thom"
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Furthermore, Microsoft has stated they are ready to release a YouTube app, and is just waiting on consent from Google to do so, since it is part of the non-public API.

Google refuses to do so. Microsoft has stated that the YouTube team themselves would like this to happen, but higher ups at Google prevent this from happening.

Seriously, not having YouTube is a serious chink in Windows Phone's armor, and I don't think Microsoft would lie about honestly wanting a YouTube app on the platform but being blocked by Google. They're not the ones with the leverage here.

MetroTube and YouTube+ have to spoof their requests to make them seem like they're coming from supported platforms. Its a constant cat and mouse game.

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