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[5]: Please Thom
by Tony Swash on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 11:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Please Thom"
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

Why is it so difficult for you to get behind Google opening up their YouTube API? Why is it so hard for you to point the finger at Google?


Because he loves Google. He loves Google so much he loves an utterly and deliberately closed solution designed to break compatibility whilst simultaneously lauding the principal of open source and attacking Microsoft for being closed.

I love seeing Microsoft on the receiving end of the same sort of tactics that it used to use to dominate the industry but I don't think Google are a bunch of saints and and I don't think they run their business based on any higher principals than any other company. Google is only the champion of open source when it involves opening and devaluing other companies business models. Google does not champion open source search algorithms, for example, because that would devalue their own business model.

I have no objection to Google's business model but what is so hard to take is how they wrap their business in a sickeningly hypocritical envelope of sanctity and what is really appalling is how many people swallow it.

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RE[6]: Please Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 11:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Please Thom"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Because he loves Google.


I wondered when Mr. Cognitive Dissonance would show up. As always, I can rely on you to disregard 7 years of posting history chock full of love AND criticism for each AND every company, just to maintain your world view.

I've been for and against everything, buddy. Nobody takes nonsense like that seriously anymore. I've advised people to switch to DuckDuckGo. I point and laugh at Google+. I regularly dump on Chrome for Android. I have posted countless articles on Google's utter failure in the Android update situation. I have condemned Google for its actions regarding the handling of adult content in image search. I have condemned Google's actions regarding SkyHook, going even so far as to interview the CEO of SkyHook himself. And much more.

But sure, I love Google. Whatever you say. I don't think "love" means what you think it means.

Edited 2013-01-03 11:23 UTC

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RE[7]: Please Thom
by MOS6510 on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 12:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Please Thom"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

So you have a love-hate relationship then.

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RE[6]: Please Thom
by kwan_e on Fri 4th Jan 2013 05:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Please Thom"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Google is only the champion of open source when it involves opening and devaluing other companies business models. Google does not champion open source search algorithms, for example, because that would devalue their own business model.


What does that even mean?

What open source thing has Google participated in that devalued other companies' business models?

And yes, Google is not going to open up their algorithms, but when have they actually sued a competitor over their search algorithms? Even when Bing was alleged to have copied Google's results, they did nothing than write a strongly worded blog posting.

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