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 JAlexoid on Thu 16th May 2013 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
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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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