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Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App

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May 15, 2013, 4:18 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 15, 2013, 4:24 PM

Google has sent a letter to Microsoft requesting that it remove from the Windows Phone Store a YouTube application written by Microsoft for its Windows Phone 8 platform. According to Google, the app violates its terms of service by allowing users to download videos from the app, it also disables advertising within videos. Google asked Microsoft to remove the app, and kill the functionality of the app on existing devices, by May 22. Microsoft has yet to publicly respond to Google's request.

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May 15, 2013, 5:21 PM

If Google made a YouTube app for W8...

Then maybe Microsoft wouldn't have to make their own?
If I was Microsoft, that is EXACTLY how I would respond.
Exactly. There's no reason why they shouldn't! WP's market share is growing:
http://www.trutower.com/2013/05/16/idc-smartphone-ma ... »

WP's market share is rivaling the iPhone in Russia and many other markets. Google is just being petty becau...

May 15, 2013, 4:59 PM

So what?

There are any number of apps in the Play Store that allow the downloading of YouTube videos. Good luck trying to stop all of them!
Difference is, Google does not own those apps, and therefore has no liability with what is performed via those apps (copyright infringement, piracy). Youtube they do own, and so if youre downloading videos directly from a youtube app, then its their ...

May 16, 2013, 4:42 PM

Didnt even know it existed.

I hope Microsoft just changes the name.
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