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: Please Thom
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 12:43 UTC in reply to "Please Thom"
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The FACT is that Google is actively subverting these applications.

Maybe because they are not adhering to YouTube ToS and use the same hacks as YouTube video downloaders use. And YouTube video downloaders are violating both ToS and copyrights. These are essentially illegal apps.

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RE[2]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:48 in reply to "RE: Please Thom"
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I agree. I don't think I ever disagreed. My comment was in reply to Thom saying that because these apps do it, it must be feasible for Microsoft to do so as well.

Read for comprehension.

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