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 nej_simon on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Re:"
nej_simon
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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.

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by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 16:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think its perfectly acceptable to complain when they disenfranchise a large amount of users and remove functionality with no replacement.

There is no replacement for the functionality EAS brought to the table, there is no evidence this was financially destroying Google, and there is no excuse for doing this with two months notice.

The way some of you contort yourselves to defend this is amusing.

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