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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shoe on the other foot
by TechGeek on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 16:37 UTC
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This past year at the long awaited Novell-Microsoft trial over WP, Microsoft argued that they were under no obligation to help any other business. This is the same exact story. Internal API's that change, preventing people from making apps that work well. Only this time the its Microsoft who is on the losing end. Maybe Google would be nicer if Microsoft hadn't been shaking down Android users for patent fees.

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