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[2]: Please Thom
by Kochise on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Please Thom"
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

I'm wondering : how MANY times the MSN APIs and protocol slightly shifted and rendered third parties' client non functioning ?

"Hello!!?? Hello!?? ANYBODY HOME!??? Think McBallmer Think?!"

Kochise

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RE[3]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Please Thom"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree with you. It is wrong of Microsoft.

See what I did there? I acknowledged that yes, it is possible to hold a consistent view point and not be hypocritical.

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RE[4]: Please Thom
by Kochise on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 11:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Please Thom"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Of course, because we're gentlemen. If Google is really preventing Microsoft from providing a correct YouTube exprience to WP users, that's not great of them and against Google's "Don't be evil" moto.

However, while the DAV subject refers to "OPEN" protocols, H264 is not. Let's start by sorting out this issue first, or knock's the top of Ballmer's head for not implementing the "OPEN" WebM standart into their Windows products in the first place.

That would sure ease creating streaming clients over YouTube's content.

Kochise

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