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[4]: Petty?
by TusharG on Thu 16th May 2013 04:43 UTC 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[5]: Petty?
by Nelson on Thu 16th May 2013 10:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Petty?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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.


Microsoft is supposed to be working on Office for other platforms and it should be a part of their accelerated roadmap codenamed Gemini (think Blue but for Office)

Microsoft is absolutely bringing Office to other platforms. The document protocol office uses is also widely documented and an ISO standard, and there are implementations in the open source community which interops with Office.

Microsoft didn't put ads in YouTube because there is no associated API to put them in, and Google refuses to provide them with one. They've come out and said in a statement that they would love to include advertising support.

And YouTube is on the XBox 360, Wii U, PS3, PS Vita, iOS, Android, but not on Windows Phone? This to me doesn't speak of not wanting YouTube everywhere, but merely not wanting YouTube on Windows Phone.

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RE[6]: Petty?
by r_a_trip on Thu 16th May 2013 10:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Petty?"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Does Youtube on XBox 360, Wii U, PS3, PS Vita, iOS, Android block ads and offer download functionality? If yes, Google is being petty, if no, they are just protecting their video service.

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