Google Again Finds Fault with Microsoft's YouTube App
The Solution is Obvious
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 our app down and agreed to work with Google to solve their issues. This week, after we addressed each of Google’s points, we re-launched the app, only to have Google technically block it.
We know that this has been frustrating, to say the least, for our customers. We have always had one goal: to provide our users a YouTube experience on Windows Phone that’s on par with the YouTube experience available to Android and iPhone users. Google’s objections to our app are not only inconsistent w...
People can say what they want about Microsoft, and there is always two sides of a story, but I doubt that this is far from the truth. Google need to work with MS and stop this BS.
I don't know what the current complaint is, but the last time this happened Microsoft was not just trying to make it work, they were trying to hijack the service.
So let's be clear about exactly what happened: Google refused to allow Microsoft access to the API's that would allow them to show ads, despite Microsoft repeatedly asking for it, and then Google turns around and complains that Microsoft is 'blocking ads'....Google's complaint is completely disingenuous...
I like Android, a lot, and I use a lot of Google products, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Translate and YouTube.....
But Google is refusing to play fair.......
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Google has what can only be called a monopoly on online video. When was the last time you saw somebody post a link to an online video that was something other than YouTube? Sure, other sources technically 'exist', Yahoo! Video, MSN Video, Vimeo etc etc etc But YouTube has the market cornered,
Now, if the DOJ vs Microsoft case taught us anything, it taught us that when you achieve a monopoly in a particular service, the kind of monopoly that Google has in online video (and many other things) then you have to behave differently, you have to provide equal access to your service by everybody, you can't play favorites.
Google for the last few ye...
This is the kind of crap that Microsoft itself used to pull back before the DOJ reined them in the late 90's....I say it's time for a legal battle....
Microsoft needs to sue to get Google to stop being anti-competitive
I deleted the iOS version because of how poor it was and getting bombarded with ads on every video that I installed ProTuber that disables ads, gives me the option of downloading videos and storing them to my device, only negative is that links to YouTube don't open up in ProTuber yet but I contacted the Dev and they said they're working to include that in the next update.
I don't necessarily think suing is the best route, I think Google needs to stop acting this way and just do whats right. Just because they're currently not a huge competitor...
Start blocking the Skype, One Note and Bing apps on Android....and invent some ridiculous 'violation' to justify the decision
I don't know how popular the One Note or Bing apps are....but not having Skype would seriously hamper Android
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