Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 22:33 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Joint statement to The Next Web from Microsoft and Google: "Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube's API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks. Microsoft will replace the existing YouTube app in Windows Phone Store with the previous version during this time." Good to know these children stopped acting like little pricks. Can we have full Google support in Windows 8 now, please?
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This article seems to have been updated since the updated post over at thenextweb was published.

The Verge understands that Microsoft will have to use publicly available YouTube APIs like the JavaScript and IFrame ones, meaning its upcoming full application will likely lose functionality. These APIs have been available previously, but Microsoft has always complained that Google has prevented it from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for Windows Phone. Microsoft's move to release its own full YouTube Windows Phone application, instead of a simple link to a mobile site, was a clear move to thrust the issue into the public domain and apply pressure to Google to open up its API fully or face the risk of appearing unreasonable. It appears the situation hasn't changed as Microsoft will have to use a limited API to build its new app.

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