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[4]: Not particularly...
by gfolkert on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 05:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yes..."
gfolkert
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Not particularly true, since Google isn't the Pink 8,000# over-weight bald-headed Gorilla in the room.

Plus... Microsoft have such such such history its not even funny. I mean Microsoft has done that as a matter of course. And where was the double standard there when it was happening? There wasn't, because nobody dare try it to Micorosoft as they'd be *DEAD* commercially... and they *DID* change APIs all the time at any whim and still do.

Its more like why cry for Microsoft right now, when its seriously getting its comeuppance.

Obviously you've only been in the computer industry for 6 or so years, since they started the decline brought on by their decades long haughtiness and hubris.

Its not at all a double standard... its a more of "About effing time they got what is coming to them!"

I'll never shed a tear for Microsoft, they don't deserve a single one. Maybe they could drink their own Alligator Tears.

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