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[6]: Not particularly...
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not particularly..."
JAlexoid
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Forgiving Google for what?

For allowing only mobile IE to access YouTube? But not giving the convenience they provide for leading platforms?
For making it harder to setup new* devices from a competing company?(The one that chose only to have implemented their own licensed and proprietary protocol)

Forcing Microsoft to implement free and open standards or actually help develop those open standards is in my interest as well.


Do you think that IMAP Push would have been nowhere is EAS was not as widespread? The internet was built on free and open standards, Microsoft was never a positive element on that front.(from their own internet to promoting standards that include patent licensing)

*-Existing devices will not stop working, you know.

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