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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UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

What? Google wanting to suppress Windows Phone? Subverting the effort of making a decent Windows Phone? I'm sorry, but what is happening looks nothing of the sort. That sounds more like some sort of outrageous conspiracy theory or something. Google has stated that Windows Phone and Windows 8/Metro are just not big enough targets to support. That's a good enough, honest and fair answer.

Then Microsoft comes in trampling their TOS. And then you come in, seem to turn everything around, and make it out like Google is the "bad guy" doing all the monopolistic, illegal moves. Hey, they don't have to support basically stillborn operating systems that have yet to take off if they don't want to. I don't think I can buy that claim. Android is winning since it came in at just the right time and was strongly embraced; Windows Phone has been floundering since birth.

This just seems to me like Microsoft playing their crooked games as usual. I still take Microsoft's subliminal message to be a bit closer to "fuck you, Google, take this--just try to piss us off again. We'll just play rough. Break a few more laws." It's probably Ballmer's Round Two after the whole chair incident.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

What? Google wanting to suppress Windows Phone? Subverting the effort of making a decent Windows Phone? I'm sorry, but what is happening looks nothing of the sort. That sounds more like some sort of outrageous conspiracy theory or something. Google has stated that Windows Phone and Windows 8/Metro are just not big enough targets to support. That's a good enough, honest and fair answer.


They support PS Vita and the Wii U. Which combined have sold less than the Windows Phone installed base, certainly less than Windows 8 which has sold 100 million licenses.


Then Microsoft comes in trampling their TOS. And then you come in, seem to turn everything around, and make it out like Google is the "bad guy" doing all the monopolistic, illegal moves.


I think you should read for comprehension, I call out Microsoft numerous times.

I still take Microsoft's subliminal message to be a bit closer to "fuck you, Google, take this--just try to piss us off again. We'll just play rough. Break a few more laws." It's probably Ballmer's Round Two after the whole chair incident.


Wow.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

They support PS Vita and the Wii U. Which combined have sold less than the Windows Phone installed base, certainly less than Windows 8 which has sold 100 million licenses.

And those are two video game systems. I thought we were talking phones here? Or at least I was. Either way, both companies are probably paying for some kind of deal. And Nintendo traditionally hasn't failed too drastically very often--maybe Google sees a Nintendo gaming system as a better investment than a dead phone OS.

I think you should read for comprehension, I call out Microsoft numerous times.

Oh, I read. And I still get the impression that your words on Microsoft are like a slap on the wrist vs. how you go on and on about the evil Google.

Wow.

It's a dick move, one that--translated to words--surely wouldn't be as pleasant as what you described. How you can make any lighter language of what Microsoft did and effectively get the point across, I don't know. But it certainly wouldn't have enough oomph to really demonstrate the ridiculousness of the actual situation, which is pretty much the equivalent of a raised corporate middle finger at the very least.

Edited 2013-05-16 00:48 UTC

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