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 JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 13:32 UTC in reply to "Perspective"
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Microsoft was forced by market conditions. Google makes more apps on competing platforms then Microsoft. Google Maps app on iOS is better then on Android. I'm pretty sure that there is a Google Search app on WP8, as there is one on W8.

Google has started with open protocols(and still do support open and proprietary protocols), while Microsoft is reacting to the fact that they have to implement them to stay relevant.

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