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[12]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Please Thom"
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What assertions? That Google is locking them out of using YouTube APIs? That's TRUE.

Its been true of MetroTube when they asked for permission, its also true of Microsoft, but its even worse because Microsoft isn't some small vendor like LazyWormApps.

What exactly do you want me to provide you with? A leaked memo from Google saying they're blocking third party clients? I would've thought the obvious API breakage would be enough for you.

You veer into the realm non seriousness when you act like this. I've never seen someone have a bigger issue admitting they are wrong.

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RE[13]: Please Thom
by tylerdurden on Fri 4th Jan 2013 00:05 in reply to "RE[12]: Please Thom"
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. I've never seen someone have a bigger issue admitting they are wrong.

and the daily Bobby Price for runaway projection goes to...

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