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[3]: Please Thom
by Soulbender on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Please Thom"
Soulbender
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Well, Google really have no obligation to support Microsoft's protocols and it's none of Microsoft's business what Google does.
It might be smart of them to do it but that's a different matter. If users really need this feature it will either a) be re-introduced or b) they'll get a different phone.
What, you think Microsoft cares about how this affect users? No, they care about how it affects the company.

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