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: Comment by Nelson
by silviucc on Wed 15th May 2013 23:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
silviucc
Member since:
2009-12-05



I wonder where all the people defending Google as an open standards poster kid are? Here we are, after Google has axed CalDAV support and gone their own proprietary route and we get crickets from the usual suspects while Google still systematically locks competitors out of their services.

This has escalated quite a bit though, and it likely has to do with Google being mad that Microsoft uses their revenue from Android to finance the development of Windows Phone.



While they are going to axe CalDAV for "general consumption" they will:
1) provide an API for developers to interact with Google Cal
2) enable CalDAV if devs really, really, really need it. It will be per case.

Get back to us when MS will provide the same for their equivalent products.

K,thnx,bye.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 15th May 2013 23:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


While they are going to axe CalDAV for "general consumption" they will:
1) provide an API for developers to interact with Google Cal
2) enable CalDAV if devs really, really, really need it. It will be per case.

Get back to us when MS will provide the same for their equivalent products.

K,thnx,bye.


Like full CalDAV and CardDAV support coming to Windows Phone 8? I'm lost.

Oh, in other open standards news, Google pulled XMPP support from GChat, but I'm curious to see how you'll spin that.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by silviucc on Wed 15th May 2013 23:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

"
While they are going to axe CalDAV for "general consumption" they will:
1) provide an API for developers to interact with Google Cal
2) enable CalDAV if devs really, really, really need it. It will be per case.

Get back to us when MS will provide the same for their equivalent products.

K,thnx,bye.


Like full CalDAV and CardDAV support coming to Windows Phone 8? I'm lost.
"

Maybe I need to draw for it for you. I was talking about MS providing similar access to their services. You mean to tell me MS did not support the DAVs in their consumer products? Oh yeah, they did not, did they? They started complaining and whining when Google pulled the plug (as in not willing to pay MS anymore, for the privilege to provide Gmail access to those that used MS gimped products)


Oh, in other open standards news, Google pulled XMPP support from GChat, but I'm curious to see how you'll spin that.


Oh please provide a link for this because it's certainly news. Their page does not mention anything about XMPP support being "pulled"

https://developers.google.com/talk/open_communications

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