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: Perspective
by kwan_e on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:51 UTC in reply to "Perspective"
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While Microsoft has documented, opened up, and even implemented apps and protocols on other platforms, Google can't be bothered to do the same.

However, to some people on this site Microsoft is still anti-competitive and monopolistic and Google can do no evil.

If anyone remembers Steve Yegge's publicized rant, this is a long running problem with the Google culture. It is incompetence, no malice.

Basically, the point of Yegge's rant was that Google can't do platforms. It takes a huge cultural shift and enormous dedication the kind he claims he saw when he worked at Amazon but was lacking in Google. It seems it is still lacking.

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