Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Aug 2013 16:10 UTC
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In the past two months, Microsoft and Google have been bickering over one central issue: HTML5. The Verge has learned that Google is forcing Microsoft to build its YouTube Windows Phone app in HTML5, despite its own Android and iOS versions using superior native code. Although Microsoft has offered to build ad support along with making other tweaks as Google has requested, a full HTML5 app isn't currently possible on the platform.

The difficult thing here is that Google actually has a very good case; it's their API, their service, their rules. On top of that, YouTube publishers - big and small - need to earn money from advertisements too, and incorrect implementations make that harder. Microsoft's mafia practices regarding patents, extorting companies to pay for Android use even though Microsoft has contributed zero code to Android plays a role too. Lastly, Windows Phone is essentially irrelevant with 3% market share - it's not as if Microsoft ever concerned itself with minority platforms.

Still, all this does is hurt consumers, no matter how few Windows Phone users there are. Just work this out, please, you bunch of children.

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RE[9]: Thank you Microsoft
by lemur2 on Sat 17th Aug 2013 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Thank you Microsoft"
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"Try and do the equivalent with a Windows install.

Yes, we all know that you're a rabid Linux-zealot and you seemingly lack most forms of common sense or self-control, but in your rush to get to bash Windows you missed completely the fact that this has already been discussed! Hell, even I mentioned it already in

Trying to avoid any hint of personal insult, as others on OSNews are so wont to jump to, may I ask what then exactly was your point in complaining that Ubuntu "just plonks stuff where it likes" when (a) Windows does worse, and (b) Ubuntu can easily be instructed to do whatever you might want it to?

If you know the story, as you apparently do, why do you try to create false impressions?

Edited 2013-08-17 10:05 UTC

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