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: Perspective
by 0brad0 on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 04:11 UTC in reply to "Perspective"
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While Microsoft has documented, opened up, and even implemented apps and protocols on other platforms, Google can't be bothered to do the same.

However, to some people on this site Microsoft is still anti-competitive and monopolistic and Google can do no evil.

Ya, kicking and screaming as they were forced to. MS is still very much anti-competitive. Google is far from perfect but at least the file formats they introduce are open and documented in full with reference implementations and the protocol extensions are documented.

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