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: Fair is fair...
by relas on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:25 UTC in reply to "Fair is fair..."
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Is it me or is that news article from over a year ago? (Dec 22nd, 2011, discussing a takedown on Jan 1st, 2012, and we are in 2013 ..)

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RE[2]: Fair is fair...
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:30 in reply to "RE: Fair is fair..."
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It is an old article, but there was a recent MetroTube outage as well because of YouTube API changes. This one was maybe a week or two ago.

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RE[2]: Fair is fair...
by galvanash on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 07:10 in reply to "RE: Fair is fair..."
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Eck... The year on that article didn't register properly when I read it. I always get mixed up the first few days of a new year. I was thinking it was recent (i.e. 2012)

Regardless, it still supports my argument more or less. A year ago the developer was making the same complaints that Microsoft is making now. Nothing has really changed in the last year, they are still dealing with API breakages as they come. Microsoft can't afford to operate like that - they need guarantees or at least private channel communications about upcoming changes with some lead time.

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