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.
Thread beginning with comment 547059
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Re:
by kurkosdr on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 12:26 UTC
kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

Microsoft:

"Don't ever dare implement ActiveSyncwithout paying respect to our royalty scheme or we"ll get you" (everyone switches to open srandards) "Waa, everyone intentionally makes their products incompatible with ActiveSync"

"Don't ever dare implement WMV without paying respect to our royalty scheme or we"ll get you" (everyone switches to open srandards) "Waa, everyone intentionally makes their products incompatible with our WMV"

Essentially Microsoft thinks they can pull a .doc on everything.

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; el-gr; LG-P990 Build/GRJ23) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 MMS/LG-Android-MMS-V1.0/1.2

Reply Score: 4

RE: Re:
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 14:33 in reply to "Re:"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

In some fantasy land of yours, no one takes a royalty bearing license for anything, ever.

Except that's not how the world actually works. People license things all the time.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Re:
by bnolsen on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 15:53 in reply to "RE: Re:"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

licensing can hit bottom line profitability. MS has made no friends with google with their patent extortion fees against android vendors. fair is fair here.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Re:
by nej_simon on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 16:03 in reply to "RE: Re:"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

So? That doesn't mean you can come whining when someone opts for the royalty-free technology rather than your proprietary stuff.

Reply Parent Score: 2