- 01-15-2013, 02:41 PM #1
Zuckerberg: Microsoft more willing to work with us, still open to a Google partnership
Microsoft is more willing to work with us. We have Microsoft services plastered all over our website. Yet we don't have a single app for their mobile platform. In case you guys didn't know, Facebook owns Instagram. So why with such willingness to work together is there no official Instagram, Facebook, Facebook messenger app? Why isn't Microsoft pushing??
And please, don't anybody talk about the 'built in integration'.
01-15-2013, 03:40 PM #3
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Facebook are waiting for more financial "incentive" from MS ;-) They know MS really needs those apps for the WP platform and they know MS would be willing to pay them for development... Perhaps MS already offered them a certain amount but it wasn't large enough, so they are probably waiting for a better offer ;-)
- 01-15-2013, 04:36 PM #5
This is a demonstration of how large companies have different priorities and different divisions have different incentives. Apparently there was enough incentive from Bing for Facebook to go with that over Google. I doubt MS would turn down a huge deal for their search platform unless Facebook builds an app for Windows Phone. While it is frustrating to see the isolation that occurs it is just part of normal business.
- 01-16-2013, 02:58 AM #7
MS is such an incredibly large company, I don't think they think like you do (or you wish they would).
"We only will do this huge project if they release an Instagram app!" ...that sounds a little bit silly to me.
- 01-16-2013, 03:34 AM #8
- 01-16-2013, 04:31 AM #9
Lets not forget, Facebook has billions of users worldwide, WP has maybe 10 million, why cut off the huge revenue from billions of users, just because your minority Phone OS gets no support.
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