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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by bnolsen on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 04:11 UTC
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It's definitely bothersome google doesn't have a youtube api. I hope this is a case of incompetence instead of malce and doesn't foreshadow upcoming lockdown. That would be bad.

Agreed that MS is inappropriately whining about ActiveSync. MS really needs to start dropping all their NIH proprietary crap if they want to survive or definitely risk collapsing their entire ecosystem. They certainly have the cash and resources to pull this off, perhaps not the clock time though.

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