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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by bnolsen on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 15:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Re:"
bnolsen
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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.

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by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 16:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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2005-11-29

Do you know how much the licensing fees cost Google? I'm not sure you do, so I don't think you're qualified to talk on any potential impact to their bottom line.

If you think a company as large as Google doesn't get major volume discounts you're out of your mind.

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