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  1. winrayjay99's Avatar
    If you haven't heard Google wants to buy softcard. But as we Windowsphone users know with what happened to Wayz when Google purchased them the Wayz app on Windowsphone stopped being updated and all windowsphone support was thrown out Bad news for Windows Phone?Google set to buy NFC payments provider Softcard - WMPoweruser . Now before you say it doesn't matter, let me say first of all Softcard is the only POS chip system, like Apple pay that windowsphone has. Android has softcard, and Google pay. Once Google takes over Softcard you can kiss paying for that soda at your local gas station through your smartphone good bye. Google is being anti competitive with Windowsphone and it has to stop. I mean you can have Google apps on Blackberry, Firefox O.S., and Kindle. All three platforms are not as popular. But Google's excuse is windowsphone has low market share. Bullcrap. Google would be more happy if There was no Microsoft! Google is being anticompetitive plain and simple. We Windowsphone users need to talk to the DOJ or FCC about this and say Google should not be able to buy Softcard until they Make and update all apps they make for other platforms for Windows. I am taking everything from Gmail, and Maps to YouTube, and Google +. Google needs to make more apps for Windows or not be able to buy Softcard. Who is with me?
    MikeSo and Blu3V3nom07 like this.
    02-22-2015 11:39 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Their mission is to control competition by buying up as many network based services as possible and you bow to their will or die. They are ISIS.
    02-22-2015 11:52 PM
  3. D M C's Avatar
    I don't see any problem. All they are doing is make Android strong and that's every company do.
    Why all WP fans hate Google so much?
    and about other three platform. May be you don't know but other three platforms allow Android apps to installs.
    If MS also allowed then problem solved. No more anti competitive cr*p and no more apps problem.

    Anyway lets start same discussion which is going on since.......i don't really know.
    But I don't understand why MS provides better quality apps to Android and iOS than WP. If MS isn't serious about own platform then what you expect from others
    02-22-2015 11:54 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    I don't see any problem. All they are doing is make Android strong and that's every company do.
    Why all WP fans hate Google so much?
    and about other three platform. May be you don't know but other three platforms allow Android apps to installs.
    If MS also allowed then problem solved. No more anti competitive cr*p and no more apps problem.

    Anyway lets start same discussion which is going on since.......i don't really know.
    But I don't understand why MS provides better quality apps to Android and iOS than WP. If MS isn't serious about own platform then what you expect from others
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    02-23-2015 01:19 AM
  5. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    "Why all WP fans hate Google so much?"
    Because Google are being a bunch of c***s to us lol
    02-23-2015 02:16 AM
  6. D M C's Avatar
    But Google made everything clear.
    Until WP get some decent market share Google will not support WP.

    So, why keep bragging one topic again and again?
    This is nothing new.
    02-23-2015 03:02 AM
  7. KeegdnaB42's Avatar
    Carriers explicitly prevented Microsoft from using their own wallet system because they wanted to push softcard. If Google shuts it down I hope Microsoft sues both them and the carriers.
    RJ Priest and Blu3V3nom07 like this.
    02-23-2015 05:04 PM
  8. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Their mission is to control competition by buying up as many network based services as possible and you bow to their will or die. They are ISIS.
    Well they did buy the company formerly named Isis
    ;)
    TechFreak1, Blu3V3nom07 and Jazmac like this.
    02-23-2015 05:14 PM
  9. Legoboyii's Avatar
    Why? Because they want what Microsoft has, the enterprise sector.

    Give this a read if you want some serious insight on why Google hates WP. https://jltechword.wordpress.com/201...and-heres-why/
    Blu3V3nom07 and white_Shadoww like this.
    02-23-2015 05:24 PM
  10. MikeSo's Avatar
    But Google made everything clear.
    Until WP get some decent market share Google will not support WP.

    So, why keep bragging one topic again and again?
    This is nothing new.
    That's BS. Obviously. If Microsoft gains market share on mobile, Google will do even more to try and stick it to Windows users. They are determined not to lose out on customer data to sell.
    Last edited by MikeSo; 02-24-2015 at 12:37 AM.
    02-23-2015 05:28 PM
  11. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Why? Because they want what Microsoft has, the enterprise sector.

    Give this a read if you want some serious insight on why Google hates WP. https://jltechword.wordpress.com/201...and-heres-why/
    Google is truly an awful company and a company I can't even respect. Even apple is not this bad.
    02-23-2015 05:41 PM
  12. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Google is the equivalent of a scum-sucking leach.
    neo158, Blu3V3nom07 and Legoboyii like this.
    02-23-2015 05:46 PM
  13. D M C's Avatar
    That's BS. Obviously. If Microsoft gains market share on mobile, Google will do even more to try and stick to to Windows users. They are determined not to lose out on customer data to sell.
    Google Sell customer data.
    now that's a BS.First you need to work on your knowledge. It's a totally wrong rumor which is spread by MS and their fanboys.

    Google Privacy: 5 Things the Tech Giant Does With Your Data

    Second thing.IF WP grew and get decent market share Google can't afford to loose them. Like iOS they will also support WP.


    Third thing ; More than 90% of WP users are Google hater and may be Google aware of that and even if they support WP most of users are not going to use Google services. This thread is an example how many hater are among us.
    Blu3V3nom07 likes this.
    02-24-2015 12:44 AM
  14. winrayjay99's Avatar
    I wrote The DOJ about this. The email address is. antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov

    Here is what I said to them.

    To whom it May Concern.

    Google is in the process of Purchasing Softcard a mobile based payment system like Apple Pay from wireless providers T-Mobile At&t and Verizon http://googlecommerce.blogspot.com/2...t-and.html?m=1 . Now the Service Google is buying, Softcard has an app made for the windowsphone operating System. The problem here is that Google (The acquiring Party). Purchased another app developer that had made an app for Windowsphone called waze, after Google acquired waze all windowsphone apps made by waze were not updated or supported after said acquisition http://m.windowscentral.com/waze-no-...one-app-update . Google says the purchase of Softcard is to improve competition for there current Smartphone platform android and their service like softcard, and Apple pay, Google Pay. Android had both Google Pay and Softcard as apps. Windowsphone only has Softcard. If Google is able to Acquire Softcard? Windowsphone will lose a payment service that they only have. Softcard will be swallowed up by Google Pay and Become Google Pay. Google has also said they will not make Google apps for Windowsphone due to Low Market share of the platform http://www.informationweek.com/windo...d/d-id/1107805 . The funny thing is Google makes apps for Blackberry a platform with so much low Market share their Ceo is demanding Congress to force developers to make apps for it http://www.zedkin.com/news/blackberr...m-development/ . I as a windowsphone user feel that Google by trying to purchase Softcard and not supporting Windowsphone with apps is being anti competitive and trying to make sure Microsoft has no way of having a Mobile platform and making Iphone or Android the only two choices for Mobile users. Windowsphone has a right to exist and Google is trying to crush that. To improve their own platform Android. I feel the only way Google should be able to acquire Softcard is if they do one of three things.

    1. Produce or help Microsoft Produce official Google apps for Windowsphone, including but not limited too Youtube, Google Maps, Google Plus, and Google Voice.

    2. Continue to produce Softcard For Windowsphone, or help Microsoft find a replacement for Softcard.

    3. Spin off android and chrome. Give to Open handset Alliance, or sell both platforms to another Company.


    What Google is doing is anti competitive and should be resolved before Google can acquire Softcard.


    I hope you all help me defend Windowsphone by complaining about the soft as puchachase to someone who can fix the problem.
    Blu3V3nom07 and TechFreak1 like this.
    02-24-2015 02:14 AM
  15. Rickosw's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    What do you think are other Potential Company that Dr Evil (Google) is gunning next? What are the type of apps that will DIRECTLY AFFECT WP owners?
    Please comment actively and hopefully some MSFT M&A staff is reading this topic / we can forward to MSFT M&A team ...
    02-24-2015 08:16 AM
  16. Legoboyii's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    What do you think are other Potential Company that Dr Evil (Google) is gunning next? What are the type of apps that will DIRECTLY AFFECT WP owners?
    Please comment actively and hopefully some MSFT M&A staff is reading this topic / we can forward to MSFT M&A team ...
    I think you mean Q&A because M&A sounds like Molest & Assault. :P
    02-24-2015 09:11 AM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I wrote The DOJ about this. The email address is. antitrust.complaints@usdoj.gov

    Here is what I said to them.

    To whom it May Concern.

    Google is in the process of Purchasing Softcard a mobile based payment system like Apple Pay from wireless providers T-Mobile At&t and Verizon Google Commerce: Tap, tap. Who's there? Google Wallet and Softcard! . Now the Service Google is buying, Softcard has an app made for the windowsphone operating System. The problem here is that Google (The acquiring Party). Purchased another app developer that had made an app for Windowsphone called waze, after Google acquired waze all windowsphone apps made by waze were not updated or supported after said acquisition Waze: No plans for Windows Phone app update | Windows Central . Google says the purchase of Softcard is to improve competition for there current Smartphone platform android and their service like softcard, and Apple pay, Google Pay. Android had both Google Pay and Softcard as apps. Windowsphone only has Softcard. If Google is able to Acquire Softcard? Windowsphone will lose a payment service that they only have. Softcard will be swallowed up by Google Pay and Become Google Pay. Google has also said they will not make Google apps for Windowsphone due to Low Market share of the platform Google Nixes Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone - InformationWeek . The funny thing is Google makes apps for Blackberry a platform with so much low Market share their Ceo is demanding Congress to force developers to make apps for it BlackBerry CEO writes Feds, seeks mandated cross-platform development - Zedkin . I as a windowsphone user feel that Google by trying to purchase Softcard and not supporting Windowsphone with apps is being anti competitive and trying to make sure Microsoft has no way of having a Mobile platform and making Iphone or Android the only two choices for Mobile users. A) Windowsphone has a right to exist and Google is trying to crush that. To improve their own platform Android. B) I feel the only way Google should be able to acquire Softcard is if they do one of three things.

    1. Produce or help Microsoft Produce official Google apps for Windowsphone, including but not limited too Youtube, Google Maps, Google Plus, and Google Voice.

    2. Continue to produce Softcard For Windowsphone, or help Microsoft find a replacement for Softcard.

    C) 3. Spin off android and chrome. Give to Open handset Alliance, or sell both platforms to another Company.


    What Google is doing is anti competitive and should be resolved before Google can acquire Softcard.


    I hope you all help me defend Windowsphone by complaining about the soft as puchachase to someone who can fix the problem.
    The letter was pretty good until you mentioned the items highlighted in bold:

    A) It should read as "Users all over the world have a right to choice and Google is trying to crush that". It should have ended there.

    B) This entire sentence negates the entire letter.

    C) Impossible request and makes you sound like a crying fan boy / gal (not saying you are as what you insisting is also anti-competitive).


    I don't see any problem. All they are doing is make Android strong and that's every company do.
    Why all WP fans hate Google so much?
    and about other three platform. May be you don't know but other three platforms allow Android apps to installs.
    If MS also allowed then problem solved. No more anti competitive cr*p and no more apps problem.

    Anyway lets start same discussion which is going on since.......i don't really know.
    But I don't understand why MS provides better quality apps to Android and iOS than WP. If MS isn't serious about own platform then what you expect from others

    Watch the January 21st event.
    Google Sell customer data.
    now that's a BS.First you need to work on your knowledge. It's a totally wrong rumor which is spread by MS and their fanboys.

    Google Privacy: 5 Things the Tech Giant Does With Your Data

    Second thing.IF WP grew and get decent market share Google can't afford to loose them. Like iOS they will also support WP.


    Third thing ; More than 90% of WP users are Google hater and may be Google aware of that and even if they support WP most of users are not going to use Google services. This thread is an example how many hater are among us.
    One: Nave

    I will not attempt to explain as you clearly do not understand Google's model.
    neo158 likes this.
    02-24-2015 10:06 AM
  18. rhapdog's Avatar
    It's called Capitalism.

    Besides, Google is just trying to stop the bleeding.
    neo158, Legoboyii and xandros9 like this.
    02-24-2015 11:43 AM
  19. Skamath's Avatar
    02-24-2015 01:24 PM
  20. David Feifer's Avatar
    "For now, Softcard customers can continue to tap and pay with the app. We will share more information with customers and partners in the coming weeks."

    That "For now" makes me a little nervous...

    Not that I have ever used softcard. We have 1 mcdonalds and a drugstore within 20 miles that it would work at and I don't go to either.
    02-24-2015 01:48 PM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    But Google made everything clear.
    Until WP get some decent market share Google will not support WP.

    So, why keep bragging one topic again and again?
    This is nothing new.
    Yet when WP does get market share then Google will find another way to be absolute c***s to WP users again.
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    02-24-2015 01:55 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Google is only buying intellectual property, not the company. This is straight from the horse's mouth:

    Google Commerce: Tap, tap. Who's there? Google Wallet and Softcard!
    02-24-2015 01:58 PM
  23. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    But Google made everything clear.
    Until WP get some decent market share Google will not support WP.

    So, why keep bragging one topic again and again?
    This is nothing new.
    Yet MS was quick to develop apps for androidwear which nobody uses. Nice try though.
    02-24-2015 04:32 PM
  24. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Google Sell customer data.
    now that's a BS.First you need to work on your knowledge. It's a totally wrong rumor which is spread by MS and their fanboys.
    Google is first and foremost an advertising company. Selling ads is how they make the majority of revenue. Fact. Where do you think they get the analysis and data for their customers? End user data, i.e. active and passive data mining.
    02-24-2015 04:37 PM
  25. MarkusDindu's Avatar
    I am trying to wrap my head around this mentality here of you people, but it is difficult. You all hate Google because they not make apps for Windows Phone, but Apple doesn't make apps for WP either. Constantly I hear Google apps suck, nobody should use them, etc. if Google apps and services suck so bad, then why do you care if the make them for Windows Phone? Why do you not vehemently hate Apple also? They ignore WP just like Google?

    I also hear that Google does everything in their power to **** over Windows Phone users etc etc, but I don't see this myself. Google doesn't do ANYTHING to WP, to Google, WP doesn't even exist. I am convince that windows central have very young members who think irrational, lash out constantly, attack Microsoft employees on Twitter, nothing is surprising. When windows central writer has to make article telling you to be respectful to a Microsoft employee on Twitter, it is a damn shame. Why do Microsoft have fans like this but Apple and Google do not.
    02-24-2015 06:53 PM
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