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Microsoft Updates YouTube App to Appease Google

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May 22, 2013, 3:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Microsoft said that it a new version of its Windows Phone YouTube application will be available later today. Microsoft updated the app after Google asked it to remove the app from the Windows Phone Store for violating Google's terms of use. "Microsoft updated the Windows Phone YouTube app to address the restricted video and offline video access concerns voiced by Google last week," said the company in a statement provided to The Verge. "We have been in contact with Google and continue to believe that our two companies can work together to hone an app that benefits our mutual customers, partners and content providers." Google cited the app's ability to permit video downloads and its lack of advertising as the two main issues.

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T Bone

May 24, 2013, 8:54 PM

The News Today Is

That MS and Google have to come an agreement and Google has agreed to make a You Tube app for WIndows Phone.

This is awesome, Microsoft called Google's bluff, and Google blinked.

May 22, 2013, 8:27 PM

cold dead hands

I will not be updating. They will have to disable this app before I update.
Agreed. Exactly what I was thinking. Its a decent app now and I love not being hassled with all the ads so i'm not changing it unless I have to now.
I do wonder if they are going to force you to 'upgrade'.....I still think Google's position is absurd, Real Player also lets you download YouTube videos and has for years. I've never seen Google complaining about it. Of course, Google doesn't produ...
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