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[3]: Yes...
by Deviate_X on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yes..."
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

Its just semantics.

Poor Microsoft can't release a YouTube App.

Poor Microsoft doesn't have the support for EAS in a third party application.

Poor Microsoft has to defend itself from the mean Google-Monster.

Get over it. Poor Microsoft isn't poor at all. Its just them complaining because they ran the Computer World for so long, they are getting comeuppance and don;t know how to handle it.


And in the process it is the end-user getting screwed over so that google can have its comeuppance

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RE[4]: Yes...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 13:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And in the process it is the end-user getting screwed over so that google can have its comeuppance


Microsoft could have addressed all of these years ago. They chose not to.

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RE[5]: Yes...
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 14:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Yes..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Addressed what years ago? The DAV suite has only been recently fully ratified.

Does Google implement DAV or IMAP Push on Android? No. They use their own proprietary syncing solution.

Then they switch over to IMAP/DAV, and don't even use it on Android, but somehow have the testiciular fortitude to suggest others do so.

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