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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by bnolsen on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 04:11 UTC
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It's definitely bothersome google doesn't have a youtube api. I hope this is a case of incompetence instead of malce and doesn't foreshadow upcoming lockdown. That would be bad.

Agreed that MS is inappropriately whining about ActiveSync. MS really needs to start dropping all their NIH proprietary crap if they want to survive or definitely risk collapsing their entire ecosystem. They certainly have the cash and resources to pull this off, perhaps not the clock time though.

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RE: bothersome
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 04:26 in reply to "bothersome"
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ActiveSync is one of their most successful things, ever. Seriously.

Until something can be as data and battery efficient while providing true push email then EAS is here to stay.

That doesn't mean Microsoft can't interoperate better and implement the DAV suite and IMAP into and Windows 8 Mail (WP7/8 Mail supports IMAP already).

To me this is the most pragmatic view. Plus, anyone who really wants to can take an ActiveSync license and implement it.

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