Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 21:46 UTC
Google "Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers' devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone - developed by Microsoft not Google - strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTube's terms of service." Incredibly petty. Just come up with a solution, you bunch of kids.
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RE[2]: Petty?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 15th May 2013 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Petty?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, Google hasn't been able to get xbox integration into its phones either. So ? Should Microsoft allow google to hack together a solution into Xbox Live because Microsoft won't create an app for android/chrome?

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RE[3]: Petty?
by Nelson on Wed 15th May 2013 22:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Petty?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.xle&hl=e...

written by Microsoft

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/apps/smartglass/install-smartglass-an...

written by Microsoft

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.Kinectim...

written by Microsoft


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fingerfoodstudios......

written by Microsoft

That's in addition to Outlook, Skype, and SkyDrive, OneNote, Bing, Lync, and other major Microsoft services.

Lets not get confused, Microsoft has a lot of their major properties on iOS and Android in addition to Windows Phone.

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RE[4]: Petty?
by TusharG on Thu 16th May 2013 04:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft's one of the top flagship product is Office suite have they released it for android? Youtube is googles one of the flagship product why the heck they will release it without resistant? Also blocking of ads and allowing to download is a serious violation of youtube terms.

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RE[4]: Petty?
by JAlexoid on Thu 16th May 2013 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

While I agree that Microsoft does provide their services to other platforms, it is their usual MO in markets where they do not dominate.
Access by WP to YouTube is not critical to Google, so they do not allow it.

Now, if Microsoft were to release a WP sync app for Linux...

However I dislike the actual move per se, I cannot restrain myself from schadenfreude when Microsoft gets a little of it's own medicine.

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RE[4]: Petty?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th May 2013 19:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Tu-Shey. I didn't remember hearing about that. Sadly too lazy to google for it. Or bing for that matter.

That's kind of impressive, that MS has been that open.

Having said that I'm not 100% convinced that the lack of Google on Winphone is purely spite. It seems others have been reluctant to develop for win phone as well.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/03/windows-phones-app-problem/

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