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 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Petty?"
JAlexoid
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Microsoft must not be willing to open up one of their platforms in exchange, which is where all of this probably comes from.


Google can live without presence on WP, so they are definitely asking for a lot of concessions from Microsoft. While Google cannot rationalise lack of an app for XBox, so they allowed that one in.

Simple as that - Microsoft is thinking that WP is a golden calf, but they really need to bring more chips to the table to play with the big boys.

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