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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Valhalla on Fri 17th May 2013 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Valhalla
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I'm against Microsoft breaking the ToS and screwing over content users (albeit in a small way, the app has been out for like two weeks), I'm just telling the complete story.

LOL, complete story my ass. You are telling Microsoft's 'story', which is that it's ok for Microsoft to break other companies ToS because they pretend they have some inherent right other companies services, which is the worst hypocricy I've ever come across given Microsoft's history of locking services to their own platform(s).


So do you admit that they were wrong to kill of CalDAV in favor of their own proprietary API?

I think it sucks that they are going for a proprietary solution, I hope it comes back to bite them.

Or kill off ActiveSync,

Why would I give a crap about them ditching ActiveSync? It's just another non-open licence-laden Microsoft offering.

some of the usual suspects on OSNews sang Google praises (much like you do now)

Am I singing their praises? Were exactly am I doing that?

but its wrong when people like you make excuses for them on false pretenses.

What false pretenses? Like I said, Google has no reason (unless they are aiming for sainthood) to support a competitive platform from a company which is rabidly attacking them through smear campaigns (scroogled, #droidrage, etc) aswell as patent extortion and even attempts at anti-trust lawsuits.

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