Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:15 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A war between two of the major conglomerates will always have casualties, and unfortunately for us, this time we are the casualties. We aren't yet at a state where it is impossible to use Google services on Microsoft platforms, but we are moving towards a stricter ecosystem world where we might see Googlers/Gmail users on one side and Bingers/Outlook users on the other. We can only hope for the sake of technologies future and for the sake of innovation that the two companies can learn to work together in an ever expanding world of data." We can hope so, but we're talking large companies, and large companies do not care about users. Never have, never will.
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RE[2]: Comment by Deviate_X
by bentoo on Wed 10th Jul 2013 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Deviate_X"
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Right, how do you think they're going to pull that one off? Google services are mostly accessed via web browser, Microsoft can't do anything about that without severe customer backlash.

It's not Microsoft that would be doing the blocking. Google is the aggressor here as we've seen them previously block WP8 access to maps, WP access to Gmail EAS, unnecessary IE warnings in Gmail, etc.

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