Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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RE: Comment by Nelson
by silviucc on Wed 15th May 2013 23:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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I wonder where all the people defending Google as an open standards poster kid are? Here we are, after Google has axed CalDAV support and gone their own proprietary route and we get crickets from the usual suspects while Google still systematically locks competitors out of their services.

This has escalated quite a bit though, and it likely has to do with Google being mad that Microsoft uses their revenue from Android to finance the development of Windows Phone.

While they are going to axe CalDAV for "general consumption" they will:
1) provide an API for developers to interact with Google Cal
2) enable CalDAV if devs really, really, really need it. It will be per case.

Get back to us when MS will provide the same for their equivalent products.


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