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[2]: observation
by ilovebeer on Sun 19th May 2013 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: observation"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

agreed. patent troll extortion by MS of android vendors while refusing to publicly cite what BS software patents are being used. I would as MS fired a over heavy first salvo and deserve what they are getting. If MS doesn't want to compete fairly then Google shouldn't feel compelled to support their fringe phone OS.

Your idea of competitive business sounds more like a game of checkers with a handshake afterwards rather than a game of rugby. And btw, no company is wrong for using whatever is within their legal means. If you take issue with something Microsoft is legally allowed to do, take issue with the laws instead.

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