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[6]: Not particularly...
by gfolkert on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not particularly..."
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I get it, Microsoft shit in your cornflakes. They did some terrible, anti-competitive things, but what happened then, is not what is happening today.
It absolutely is still happening to this day. What with the changes to Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and 8... RT is an abortion they are slamming into peoples throats...

[g]Forgiving Google today because of the sins of Microsoft in the past is nonsensical and hypocritical. [/q]They haven't even began to be anywhere *CLOSE* to anything Microsoft did or *IS* doing.

I understand full well that you think its some sort of poetic justice, understood, but that doesn't mean what Google is doing is right, or justified, nor does it make it okay for you and others to be so dismissive about their behavior.
There is NOTHING to be dismissive about... its Microsoft going about the whole thing the wrong way and doing the public whining thing that they admonished and quashed companies and peoples for... I can say one thing:

Remember Ed Curry!

Go find out about him.

Remember, Google's priorities just happen to somewhat align with yours today. They may not tomorrow. So be careful what actions you cheer on.
If Google changes tomorrow or even in 5-10 years from now. It won't be to our detriment, except to commoditize things like Apple's Device Cash Cow or Microsoft's Application Cash Cow.

Soon, Microsoft's and Apple's Cash Cows are going to be relegated to razor thing margin, which is where they should be.

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RE[7]: Not particularly...
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:09 in reply to "RE[6]: Not particularly..."
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Okay. This has ceased to be productive.

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RE[8]: Not particularly...
by gfolkert on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Not particularly..."
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Okay. This has ceased to be productive.

You don't have anything you can comment on?

Wow, considering you've commented on anything and everything anyone said here, its ceased being productive in my eyes a long time ago since you are being very clue resistant.

But I ALWAYS try to help.

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