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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Exactly... blaming Google for a move like this that is completely the fault of Microsoft makes absolutely no sense. If Microsoft really wanted to use YouTube as a way of making their phone operating system "better" so more people would want it, then they would have written the app in such a way that it's not bound to be subject to a cease-and-desist letter in one week and forced to be pulled from the Microsoft store in two.

There is no way that, one, Microsoft didn't know about the terms of service, and two, they couldn't see this coming if they proceeded (as they did). There just is no excuse for this, and no blame can be placed on Google for Microsoft's actions of blatantly ignoring their TOS.

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