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Google Asks Microsoft to Kill Windows Phone YouTube App

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Top message:  If Google made a YouTube app for W8... by Jellz   May 15, 2013, 5:21 PM

Replying to:  Re: If Google made a YouTube app for W8... by msteven3   May 16, 2013, 4:13 PM

Re: If Google made a YouTube app for W8...

by T Bone    May 17, 2013, 7:46 PM   edited May 17, 2013, 8:02 PM

Because IOS came first, and because if they pulled their services their intentions would be too transparent,....come on even Google isn't so bold as to claim that iOS doesn't have a big enough market share to justify their making apps for it....

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 of the matter is that Google services, You Tube, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Search and Google Maps etc have become so important in mobile that a platform CANNOT SURVIVE without access to them. Google knows this, and that is why they are refusing to play ball with Microsoft, and why they have been gradually pulling support for all Blackberry apps. Do you realize there is no longer a Google search app for Blackberry? I have to use Bing because Google is no longer available. Am I seriously expected to believe that this convenient crippling of competing platforms by denying access to the most important apps is an accident?

I note that one time Google USED TO BE the most open and platform independent company in mobile, they made products for every platform, without distinction....Blackberry, Palm, iOS, Symbian, but ever since they developed their own mobile OS they've been gradually withdrawing support from everything but Android.

Sorry but they never cared about 'market share' back before they were pushing their own phone.

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