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[5]: Please Thom
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Please Thom"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Perhaps Google can willy nilly ignore the legal ramifications of what they do with others property, but Microsoft can't.

The fact that Google is actively making sure it's hard to download copyrighted material from YouTube is evidence to the contrary - protecting IP that does not belong to them.(FYI: YouTube videos don't belong to Google)

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