Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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RE: Laughable
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:08 UTC in reply to "Laughable"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

The EAS support impacts a lot more people than Windows Phone.

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RE[2]: Yes...
by gfolkert on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 02:25 in reply to "RE: Laughable"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

Its just semantics.

Poor Microsoft can't release a YouTube App.

Poor Microsoft doesn't have the support for EAS in a third party application.

Poor Microsoft has to defend itself from the mean Google-Monster.

Get over it. Poor Microsoft isn't poor at all. Its just them complaining because they ran the Computer World for so long, they are getting comeuppance and don;t know how to handle it.

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RE[3]: Yes...
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 03:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Now if the shoe was on the other foot, and Microsoft was locking Google and Android out of Skype, or Skydrive, or Outlook. Or if Microsoft blocked Google access to the Microsoft Store or whatever underhanded tactic you could think of, I guarantee that you, and many others would be up in arms and this post would have 200 comments instead of just 25.

There is such a double standard that it is ridiculous.

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RE[3]: Yes...
by Deviate_X on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 13:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes..."
Deviate_X Member since:
2005-07-11

Its just semantics.

Poor Microsoft can't release a YouTube App.

Poor Microsoft doesn't have the support for EAS in a third party application.

Poor Microsoft has to defend itself from the mean Google-Monster.

Get over it. Poor Microsoft isn't poor at all. Its just them complaining because they ran the Computer World for so long, they are getting comeuppance and don;t know how to handle it.


And in the process it is the end-user getting screwed over so that google can have its comeuppance

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