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: odd strategy
by vaette on Thu 16th May 2013 16:36 UTC in reply to "odd strategy"
vaette
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2008-08-09

Not letting Microsoft build the app (i.e. not giving them access to the proper API) is on the petty side of things though. That would cost Google nothing, and in fact net them some additional traffic. Google really is running a risk of getting some anti-trust action here. Youtube is well into the same market share territory that Windows was back in the day, so using it as a stick to beat up competitors with is iffy business.

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