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[9]: Please Thom
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Please Thom"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

The same people who so vehemently oppose proprietary protocols (even ones with documentation!) are suddenly in favor of a completely closed and undocumented protocol because it is made by a company they happen to life. That is the definition of a double standard.


It's a private protocol for use by proprietary application and a service. Not a proprietary protocol that is being pushed as the saviour of mobile sync and not implementing it puts you at a serious disadvantage of not being able to access resources(hello no Cal/CardDAV on Exchange Server)

The open standard is the part where YouTube works in mobile IE. YouTube private API is for convenience applications, no one is entitled to convenience.

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RE[10]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 18:48 in reply to "RE[9]: Please Thom"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't much care what Google does, they can restrict it all they want. I care when people try to paint their actions as noble or justify it with some sort of moral high ground.

Its an underhanded tactic, but some (Thom) would have you believe that everything is okay because some enterprising developers use undocumented APIs.


I bolded my previous comment, because I must assume you skipped over it. It can't possibly be that you're nitpicking small segments of my comments without context.

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