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Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App

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So what?


May 15, 2013, 4:59 PM
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!

May 15, 2013, 7:18 PM
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 problem.

May 15, 2013, 7:42 PM
But they don't own MSFT's app either.

May 15, 2013, 8:20 PM
People actually use Windows phones LOL Laughing

May 15, 2013, 9:49 PM
Thank you. And that is why Google doesn't make apps for WP8.
T Bone

May 15, 2013, 11:08 PM
Yeah...right..sure it has nothing to do with Google wanting to protect its predatory monopoly....

And I'm sure the reason why, since Mountain Lion, OS X has its default settings to block apps from being installed from anywhere the App Store is because App is concerned about security, and not because they are trying to lock people in so they have to buy all their software from Apple.

For the record, Nokia alone has sold more than 10 million Windows Phones....

May 16, 2013, 12:44 PM
Uh, yes, they want exclusive control over how content from their own service is distributed. Duh.

If the Windows app blocks ads, then it is nothing but piracy.

And some uploaders on Youtube don't want their videos to be downloaded and redistributed. Google ought to act to protect that.
T Bone

May 16, 2013, 8:03 PM
Let's get real here...

By refusing to make official apps for Windows Phone, Google is trying to block Windows Phone from becoming a popular platform....

They can say all they want that they don't do it because 'Windows Phone doesn't have enough market share' but the fact of the matter is that as long as there are no Google apps, Windows Phone can NEVER gain market share in the first place.

Google is deliberately setting up an impossible's a catch 22, and they know it.

This would be like Microsoft saying that they won't offer Office or Skype for the Mac because 'the Mac doesn't have enough market share'......and of course, by denying these popular services to the Mac, that would harm the Mac and make it harder f...

May 17, 2013, 8:20 PM
Why would Google care if Windows Phone became a popular platform? Google doesn't make any money on Android...I know you are probably laughing right now and saying, "Yeah, right."

What does google make their money on? Ads. Google search. So even if Windows Phone became the dominate mobile phone platform, people will still use Google search and google ads and make tons of money.

May 17, 2013, 8:16 PM
predatory monopoly? Have you used other search engines? Maybe the reason google has so many users is because its just better.

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