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Google Again Finds Fault with Microsoft's YouTube App

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Aug 15, 2013, 12:46 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google has once more blocked the Microsoft-developed YouTube application for violating YouTube's terms. "Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience," said Google, "and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service. It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines." Microsoft said it is working with Google to resolve the issue. Google blocked Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone earlier this year for a similar reasons. Google did not spell out exactly how the new app is violating YouTube's terms.

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Aug 15, 2013, 2:24 PM


Let Google block the YouTube app. It's not like there aren't thousands of other apps available that do exactly what the official YouTube app was doing that Google disliked.
There is no official Youtube app on Windows. It's made by Microsoft and it violates policies that Google has set up. Microsoft is only doing this because they want their customers to have an option instead of waiting for Google to build the official a...
T Bone

Aug 15, 2013, 4:02 PM

The Solution is Obvious

Google needs to step up to the plate and just make an official YouTube app for Windows Phone already
Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

You may be wondering what happened to the YouTube app for Windows Phone. Last May, after we launched a much improved app on our platform, Google objected on a number of grounds. We took o...

Aug 15, 2013, 5:45 PM


Google is the new evil. Evil or Very Mad
And it looks like Google is also revoking the Android developer license from any Android developer who submits an app for Windows Phone.....

Google really is turning evil.....Google is becoming what Microsoft was back in the 'bad old days'
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