Microsoft's updated Windows Phone YouTube app won't address all of Google's concerns
posted by Alan F. / May 22, 2013, 6:32 PM
But later on Wednesday, a new version of the YouTube app will be available for Windows Phone users with two-thirds of Google's concerns addressed. While Microsoft says that it has no objections to playing ads before running YouTube videos, the update still does not allow YouTube ads to run on Windows Phone devices. The two problems fixed by Wednesday's update will prevent videos from being downloaded onto a device, and will restrict videos that were not set up for mobile play, from being viewed.
Today happens to be the deadline given by Google to Microsoft to take down the app, but Microsoft's new update will replace it by the time Wednesday is over. Will Google complain and threaten to remove the new app once more? We are keeping our nose to the ground and will update you when anything new develops.
source: TheVerge via Phonescoop
These two always butting heads, M$ stop playing games and Google make the damn app for WP8
posted on May 22, 2013, 6:37 PM 15
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"the update still does not allow YouTube ads to run on Windows Phone devices." -this says it all about a renewed battle between these two giants. However, i have to say that Microsoft is playing a very dangerous game. Google owns Youtube, literally. MS can't expect to be the exception to the universal rules set down by Google for Youtube users across all types of devices. Oh, and Google owes MS no Youtube app, if it doesn't want to. MS is just yanking Google's chain for some attention to boost its own WP platform. If i were Google, i would kick MS' ass down the curb for being a dirty player.
posted on May 22, 2013, 8:56 PM 8
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Urban, when has government intervention EVER solved anything for the tech community. If anything they'll just put them through a long court battle and try to find a way to throw in a YouTube tax.
posted on May 23, 2013, 10:05 AM 0
Posts: 1843; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
Google owns YouTube, and therefore, makes the rules. It is open for the most part. Google makes money on ad revenue. If someone does something to work around this, Google has a right to step in, and block this attempt. iOS doesn't seem to have this issue. Android doesn't have this issue. This represents almost all mobile users. Microsoft has smart developers. They can most certainly figure it out.
posted on May 23, 2013, 8:43 AM 0
stop scroogling & bad campaigning google
posted on May 22, 2013, 9:19 PM 1
Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013
The fact that you just used the term "scroogling" is proof of all the s**t MS has been saying about Google, and they still expect them to go out of their way to make an app for them! What a bunch of douchbags...
posted on May 23, 2013, 1:55 AM 1
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I think Microsoft stated that Google won't provide them certain APIs that allow ads in the app, so if that's true, Google just needs to cooperate or make the app itself for WP. The two companies just need to suck up their pride and move on and fix this.
posted on May 22, 2013, 6:41 PM 19
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Why is Google complaining? 99 percent of Youtube's online content is illegal pirated material anyway... To explain this point further: if you download copyrighted material, via bit-torrent, then you're considered to be a thief. However, if your company name is Google and you allow people to upload the same material and then stream it from your site (whilst generating revenue from advertising), then it's called popular net culture.
posted on May 22, 2013, 7:07 PM 13
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Using your logic the same thing could be said and about Microsoft.
posted on May 22, 2013, 7:21 PM 7
They said it was going to be blocked regardless if you update or not
posted on May 22, 2013, 7:20 PM 0
Time for Larry to back up his words, already, don't you think? "Every story I read about Google is about us versus some other company, or something else, and I really don't find that interesting. We should be building things that don't exist," Of course, they may be focusing on their new 3D Maps, which completely suck and don't work on mobile. Where is the outrage and laughter that was directed at Apple Maps, when they debuted on mobile, and are clearly way ahead of Google's desktop browser-based 3D maps?http://appleinsider.com/articl
posted on May 22, 2013, 8:44 PM 1
Posts: 13; Member since: May 10, 2013
Google should sue them! Dont give wp instagram and youtube! Or WP would have a bigger chance of competition. They should choke wp with lack of google services.
posted on May 22, 2013, 10:23 PM 0
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