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[8]: Yes...
by JAlexoid on Sat 5th Jan 2013 12:50 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Yes..."
JAlexoid
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The service is nearly ubiquitous and not offering an open way to provide an experience (or even offering under NDA a way to access YouTube, as they did to Apple) is wrong.

Skype is as ubiquitous. But as I said, I do not believe that Microsoft should open up access to a service. Service is not the same as protocol or product.

And as long as there is a web interface available, I don't see why Google should allow Microsoft(which they get a lot of direct verbal abuse from) to access YouTube content.

Let alone, we have no idea if it's even allowed by the content licensing agreements YouTube has. (For example: The TV apps that you see go through the manufacturer's proxy that pay YouTube in compensation for lost advertising revenue and have severe restrictions.)

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