Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App
If Google made a YouTube app for W8...
They don't make apps for Blackberry either.....the Blackberry YouTube App is made by Blackberry.
And you know WHY the Windows Phone You Tube App doesn't show ads? Because Google blocks the ads from being shown. Seriously..first they block the ads and then complain when the ads don't show up.
Google is being childish and petty here.
And honestly I hope this goes to court. Google can talk all they want about 'terms of service'....but terms of service are not legally enforceable...and I want to see an official ruling from a court that EULA's are the ...
In return they just want access to their API's.
Funny how MS can produce a better app though. I'd love the option to download videos and also avoid ads in the process. I try to avoid watching videos on my phone just because the ads get ridiculous sometimes. Thank god for ad block plus on PC browsers.
In addition, even a monopoly trying squash competition has to be careful to not completely wipe out all their opposition. At one point, Microsoft gave Apple something like $200 billion to keep them afloat....but would anyone seriously argue that this proved that Microsoft had never engaged in anticompetitive behavior? Of course not. Google can't afford to be too aggressive, they have to leave at least one competitor, or else it will become obvious what they are trying to do.
And the fact...
Youtube is a Google owned service. Therefore, it is a Google service. You want Youtube app get an Android or iPhone. If not open the browser and type Youtube.com. Done.
Eh...I think microsoft has given google enough time to develop their own app. They didn't, so microsoft did. In fact microsoft has asked google on several instances for the API to go ahead and create the youtube app themselves. Google refuses to give it to them.
Interestingly enough, if it's just about not showing ads, then why isn't google asking for the removal of metrotube and a billion other youtube apps out there?
Precisely....and that is why the rational person has to conclude that there is more to Google's decision than meets the eye. Their selective outrage is very disingenuous.
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WP's market share is rivaling the iPhone in Russia and many other markets. Google is just being petty because they're afraid of the threat. And it's ultimately the consumers who pay.
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