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Default Google asks Microsoft to remove YouTube app for WP8 - 05-15-2013, 22:08 | posts: 1,830

i hope microsoft gives them the middle finger ^^

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YouTube only recently came to Windows Phone 8 as a full-fledged app, but its availability may be short-lived. According to documents obtained by The Verge, Google has requested that Microsoft remove the app from it Windows Phone Store -- and disable installations on devices -- immediately. The reason? Apparently the app didn't get Goog's stamp of approval before going live, and it blocks the ads that typically run on YouTube. Naturally, ads are an important source of revenue for both Google and no shortage of third parties, so Mountain View may not be out of line for crying foul. And that's not the only strike against Redmond: according to the cease and desist letter, YouTube on WP8 lets users download videos, in addition to streaming content that's been restricted on certain devices. Oh, and all the above-mentioned issues violate YouTube's Terms of Service. Google is giving MS until May 22nd to remove the app -- we're sure this isn't the last you'll hear on this subject.

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Microsoft has responded. We have the full statement from a Microsoft spokesperson after the break.


YouTube is consistently one of the top apps downloaded by smartphone users on all platforms, but Google has refused to work with us to develop an app on par with other platforms. Since we updated the YouTube app to ensure our mutual customers a similar YouTube experience, ratings and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive. We'd be more than happy to include advertising but need Google to provide us access to the necessary APIs. In light of Larry Page's comments today calling for more interoperability and less negativity, we look forward to solving this matter together for our mutual customers.
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Default 05-15-2013, 23:54 | posts: 18,423 | Location: Turkey

rude google.
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 00:00 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Honestly, I think Google should just launch a YouTube app for Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 and stop whining about not making them on other platforms.

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Default 05-16-2013, 01:42 | posts: 10,837 | Location: Finland

Microsoft's response basically: No problem! Just give access to YouTube ad api and/or ooperate with use.
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 01:49 | posts: 1,255 | Location: Iowa

Cage fight between Bill Gates and Larry Page. Each get a keyboard for a weapon. Two men enter, one man leaves.
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 03:24 | posts: 1,830

^lol

i guess you really mean steve ballmer, bill is in god level compared to that kid
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 05:13 | posts: 6,769 | Location: Dubai

Watching Microsoft get bullied for a change? Priceless.
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 22:20 | posts: 542 | Location: Old England

I quite like the YouTube app Microsoft developed.

Facebook had a recent scrap with Microsoft too by asking them to remove all the non-official FB apps. I'm using the beta one by Microsoft and it's decent, then again the live one isn't bad too.
   
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Default 05-16-2013, 22:32 | posts: 5,816 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

Whilst I can see Microsoft reason for doing this if Google have deliberately avoided any help to Microsoft for aid in making an app for WP8. There is no reason to technically break the law which is what they are doing by creating an "app" themselves and not be able to include ads, and it lets people download the content uploaded by some very hard working people who also rely on said ad revenue for their income or to help improve their channel.

This is completely Microsoft who is in the wrong, they took someone elses work, modded it to work on their own device knowing full well most of the services would be broken, added more services that infringe upon copyright laws. Sure its good fan service to their delusional customers who brought a WP8 to start with but.

At the end of the day its Google who chose who they work with, if they don't want to work with Microsoft then so be it. However, Google will probably end up just giving them the API for the ad revenue, as well, its bacially more potential dollars in their pockets as the content can reach more people. Not very many mind you lol.
   
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Default 05-26-2013, 03:09 | posts: 16,426 | Location: US East Coast

Google might want to be careful here....they have a rather large share of the world wide smartphone market and it appears to be growing daily. If Google pushes too hard, they might get pushed back.

I'm no fan of YouTube as the service rarely plays nicely with my internet service, but Google seems to be going back on their "Don't be evil" motto....


   
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Default 05-26-2013, 10:46 | posts: 10,837 | Location: Finland

They just announced that they will co-develop app.
   
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Default 05-26-2013, 20:36 | posts: 1,830

as if there is a betterr option for google... if google start making patent wars, microsoft would be pleased to troll them in court for the next 20 years, while at the same time giving WP users a better app than the one they have for their own android users
   
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Default 05-26-2013, 21:32 | posts: 16,426 | Location: US East Coast

Considering all the patents Google has infringed with Android....and the code they stole. They really shouldn't be throwing stones over a YouTube app. Google actually got a pretty decent deal on the MS patents they willfully infringed. With the popularity of Android...had it gone to court, MS could have gotten considerably more per patent.


   
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