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Microsoft says Google is blocking development of official YouTube app for Windows Phone

0. phoneArena 03 Jan 2013, 01:30 posted on

In a new episode of “he said, she said,” Microsoft’s VP and Deputy General Counsel, Dave Heiner wrote up...

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posted on 03 Jan 2013, 02:56 3

20. potatosalad (Posts: 36; Member since: 07 May 2012)


seriously, get the Metrotube app.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:01 3

22. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


So first there's a petition aimed at Google to develop apps for WP and now Microsoft is trying to badger Google to do so? First Youtube and then what else? Maybe if Microsoft would stfu about how WP is supposedly better than Android and "ask properly", as @xperia knight has said, there wouldn't be a problem. But Ms being the arrogant pricks that they are, they don't want to resort to that and instead would rather force it on Google. Way to prove that your better. And to all the WP users out there, what's the point in trying to brag about your OS when they're standing there bitching about s**t that they might as well make their own viral video site. They just know it wouldn't be a success, so this is what they resort to. Try this, make a live tile and put s petition for Ms to stop being stupid.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:04 3

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


thanks for the mention bro, much appreciated :)

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:54 3

48. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Np, just giving credit when credit is due.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:04 3

24. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Microsoft should make a new video-streaming service to compete with youtube and make it exclusive to windows phone and windows. Because it worked out so well with Bing.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 06:54

105. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


That's sarcasm you down-voters xD

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:10 1

27. cyborg009 (Posts: 90; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


It took some time.. but the time for payback is here :)
PS: I like android and WP both, i'm just not a fan of Microsofts ideologies.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:32 5

39. Sniggly (Posts: 6942; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Even if they are, it's probably because Microsoft has been such a bunch of s**theads in their Windows Phone marketing, Droidrage being the Prime example. Also Microsoft tends to verbally take a dump on all of their competitors all the time.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:53 2

47. gazmatic (Posts: 602; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


google sucks.... it does.... i use google chrome, google earth, google maps, gmail and picassa but i dont like how google knows all my data...

now i get targeted ads....

screw that.. I Tor browse when I can

with google all your info is recorded, and sold... check all the targeted ads you get ...

i dont even use google search anymore...

google is a threat to your personal privacy and security... one company shouldnt have so much information about you....

i mean... the director of the cia was brought down because of google...

Tor browse people. Tor browse. be anonomous

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:05 4

52. Henrik.IS.Mark.Penn (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


/sarcasm
You can use bing, hotmail/live and be GOOGLE FREE!!!

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:27 1

56. gazmatic (Posts: 602; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


on my personal computer the only google product i have is google earth...

i only use google chrome because it is the fastest web browser on all non windows 8 machine

i only use google OUTSIDE of windows 8...

internet explorer and Tor browser on win8 pro
opera and Tor browser on linux mint kde
opera and Tor browser on backtrack5
opera mobile, firefox and helium on meego

my system is quadbooted

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:39 2

59. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


sounds like an insecurity problem to me........why you hiding so much? nobodies gonna come and get you dude calm down

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 05:07 1

63. gazmatic (Posts: 602; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


i use tor browser to assist people whose government has their internet lock down... like cuba, syria, iran, egypt, etc...

not everybody on the internet who doesnt like sharing their personal info is paranoid...

and not everybody thinks that google is god

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:38

95. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2431; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


"and not everybody thinks that google is god"

yea cuz most think apple and microsoft is right?

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:14 2

83. Sniggly (Posts: 6942; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hi, um, dumbass, the data stays internal to Google and doesn't get sold. Google looks at the data and brings up ads that are out there anyway. They don't actually give it to advertisers. That would be Facebook.

And the director of the CIA was a scumbag.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:38

88. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


as far as we know...speaking of CIA - you should look up its ties to Facebook - that is more scarier than Google.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:37

87. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


you can block it you know, I do when browsing on chrome

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 03:54 5

49. anupam.chopra (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Good Move Google. Results of MS karma were long overdue.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 04:51 2

61. roscuthiii (Posts: 1789; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I wasn't under the impression that Google was obligated to provide MS with YouTube. I guess MS better call up Apple and let them know they also demand iTunes.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:14 3

69. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Well i think msoft should disable the chrome browser on all windows machines. Its sad to see a company like google, which a while back i really thought did no evil, prectically bite the hand thats feeding it. Hadnt it been for msoft and windows google would still be in a shed or wherever they started.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:41 1

71. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Just because someone was evil doesn't mean you have to be one too.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 08:24 1

75. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Cry me a river!

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 09:28 2

77. tuxpower (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Well, perhaps if Microsoft would stop suing Android vendors and trying to remove them from the market, perhaps Google would "play fair" in return. Just sayin'

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 09:42 1

78. papss (unregistered)


Seriously I love the fanboys on this site.. Just like politics all sides saying their preferred OS is better or that OS is better. Who cares.. I like each for different reasons.. Phones I much prefer WP8, even coming from Android, on tablet I have a Android and Apple and love them too.. Only poor bastards are fanboys..buy all

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 09:54 2

79. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


all the comments are just justifying google doing what MS has done before as a response to it. basically google arent allowed to do what the apparently ''evil'' companys do because fanboys will justify it.

can we just face facts for once google is just as bad as all the others, infact they seem great at deluding people to think there good. no company does anything for nothing. if they see competition or a way to slow it they will

and please do try to respond android fanboys as you worship google worse then you say apple fans worship apple

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 11:15 1

84. Sniggly (Posts: 6942; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What does Google do that's evil?

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:41

90. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


If you want to compare APPLE and Google - hands down APPLE is the more evil of the two, but I doubt it matters. I block Google from knowing what I am doing on my Chrome browser. If they were all that bad, then that option would not be allowed from a 3rd party add on.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:35

86. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Google has the right to not make Windows Mobile apps, but I am sure it is in the works, when it is viable.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:40 1

89. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


sadly,they will release their apps eventually. but MS needs to learn some lessons first. they trolled really hard on google/android. now its time for google to troll at them. same thing happened to apple.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:43

91. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


and, there is not enough windows phones out there to justify the time and money spent on making mobile apps for microsoft. Maybe there is a policy change on Microsoft's part that Google does not like. Perhaps it has to do with ad revenue on Windows phones. I would like to hear what Google has to say on this.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:51

92. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Google response in the article:
'Contrary to Microsoft’s claims, it’s easy for consumers to view YouTube videos on Windows phones. Windows phone users can access all the features of YouTube through our HTML5-based mobile website, including viewing high-quality video streams, finding favorite videos, seeing video ratings, and searching for video categories. In fact, we’ve worked with Microsoft for several years to help build a great YouTube experience on Windows phones.'

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:54

94. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


thanks to APPLE, everyone believes that they need 'an app for that' for everything....and, you do not.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 13:52

93. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Funny that Microsoft whines about stuff that they actually do to others. The XBOX Live app for Android is not as good as their own for Windows phones. Their waypoint app for Halo needs to be updated to include Halo 4. Compare google with microsoft and you will see that google does a much better job with their apps on other platforms, although, not perfect.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 17:58

98. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Funny how Microsoft got what they deserved. Anyone remember how they purposely provided broken MSN page to Opera users ?

http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2003/02/14/

Anyway, i hope this will be solved, for the good of Nokia.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 11:08

104. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


DROP YOU'RE LAWSUITS against Android OS THEN Google will put YOUTUBE APP in your Windows OS M$

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