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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Reality distortion field at work
by TechGeek on Thu 16th May 2013 02:17 UTC
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So Google won't provide an app for Windows Phone and Microsoft wrote one themselves. Yet Microsoft's app intentionally allows downloads and strips out ads and you blame Google? How is it Google's fault that Microsoft didn't put the ads in their app? If the API was the problem, then surely Microsoft wouldn't even have been able to write the app to begin with. Yet they have one, and decided NOT to follow the rules. What a shocker!

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