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[6]: Please Thom
by kwan_e on Fri 4th Jan 2013 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Please Thom"
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Google is only the champion of open source when it involves opening and devaluing other companies business models. Google does not champion open source search algorithms, for example, because that would devalue their own business model.

What does that even mean?

What open source thing has Google participated in that devalued other companies' business models?

And yes, Google is not going to open up their algorithms, but when have they actually sued a competitor over their search algorithms? Even when Bing was alleged to have copied Google's results, they did nothing than write a strongly worded blog posting.

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