1. ag1986's Avatar
    Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store ? The Register

    It would seem that Microsoft's "Direct Action" policy fell flat on its face. That gauntlet has been apologetically picked up.


    Now perhaps they will get around to fixing what is wrong with WP rather than crying about how nobody makes apps for them...
    05-24-2013 04:34 PM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    They actually pulled it because google agreed to work with them to make an app. So, their plan worked and you look silly.
    WPenvy, squire777, sashlon and 5 others like this.
    05-24-2013 04:35 PM
  3. WPenvy's Avatar
    No... they're working together. WPc is running behind on this news.
    imZadok likes this.
    05-24-2013 04:36 PM
  4. WPenvy's Avatar
    They actually pulled it because google agreed to work with them to make an app. So, their plan worked and you look silly.
    +1
    05-24-2013 04:36 PM
  5. WavingReds's Avatar
    Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store ? The Register

    It would seem that Microsoft's "Direct Action" policy fell flat on its face. That gauntlet has been apologetically picked up.


    Now perhaps they will get around to fixing what is wrong with WP rather than crying about how nobody makes apps for them...
    Someone likes to jump to conclusions very fast
    WPenvy likes this.
    05-24-2013 04:42 PM
  6. joeynox's Avatar
    According to the verge the new app will feature the same API as previous YouTube apps.and will lose alot of functionality

    http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/5/24...dows-phone-app
    05-24-2013 04:43 PM
  7. Cleavitt76's Avatar
    Now perhaps they will get around to fixing what is wrong with WP rather than crying about how nobody makes apps for them...
    As usual, your logic is seriously flawed. MS didn't "cry that nobody makes apps for them." They made the app themselves months ago.

    Here is a quote from MS back in January...

    "Unfortunately, Google has refused to allow Microsofts new Windows Phones to access this YouTube metadata in the same way that Android phones and iPhones do. As a result, Microsofts YouTube app on Windows Phones is basically just a browser displaying YouTubes mobile Web site, without the rich functionality offered on competing phones. Microsoft is ready to release a high quality YouTube app for Windows Phone. We just need permission to access YouTube in the way that other phones already do, permission Google has refused to provide. - Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

    More info here: YouTube Access and Windows Phone: Microsoft throws down the gauntlet | Windows Phone Central

    So to recap, MS delayed the release of their YouTube app for months while trying to get Google to allow the required API access that would allow the app to comply with Google's terms and conditions. Google wouldn't cooperate so MS finally released the app (using the same public YouTube APIs that all other third party apps use) knowing full well it would pi$$ Google off. It did, but it also put Google in the very hypocritical position of demanding that MS "cease and desist" while continuing to ignore hundreds of other apps that use the same public APIs and work the same way. Google is now apparently being more cooperative and working with MS to create a compliant app. However, they are only doing this because Microsoft's move has put them in the spotlight and Google doesn't want to be "evil" (when people are actually watching).

    This was not an accident. Well played Microsoft.
    12Danny123 and rkeenan like this.
    05-24-2013 06:32 PM
  8. spaulagain's Avatar
    ^Exactly

    This is 100% Google's fault and foul play.
    05-24-2013 06:43 PM
  9. 12Danny123's Avatar
    As usual, your logic is seriously flawed. MS didn't "cry that nobody makes apps for them." They made the app themselves months ago.

    Here is a quote from MS back in January...
    "Unfortunately, Google has refused to allow Microsoft’s new Windows Phones to access this YouTube metadata in the same way that Android phones and iPhones do. As a result, Microsoft’s YouTube “app” on Windows Phones is basically just a browser displaying YouTube’s mobile Web site, without the rich functionality offered on competing phones. Microsoft is ready to release a high quality YouTube app for Windows Phone. We just need permission to access YouTube in the way that other phones already do, permission Google has refused to provide.” - Dave Heiner Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

    More info here: YouTube Access and Windows Phone: Microsoft throws down the gauntlet | Windows Phone Central

    So to recap, MS delayed the release of their YouTube app for months while trying to get Google to allow the required API access that would allow the app to comply with Google's terms and conditions. Google wouldn't cooperate so MS finally released the app (using the same public YouTube APIs that all other third party apps use) knowing full well it would pi$$ Google off. It did, but it also put Google in the very hypocritical position of demanding that MS "cease and desist" while continuing to ignore hundreds of other apps that use the same public APIs and work the same way. Google is now apparently being more cooperative and working with MS to create a compliant app. However, they are only doing this because Microsoft's move has put them in the spotlight and Google doesn't want to be "evil" (when people are actually watching).

    This was not an accident. Well played Microsoft.

    wow I love this strategy. MS has got Google to the balls. do this on Instagram and I'll love MS to death :D.
    05-24-2013 06:45 PM
  10. squire777's Avatar
    They actually pulled it because google agreed to work with them to make an app. So, their plan worked and you look silly.

    lol OP needs to try harder
    WPenvy likes this.
    05-24-2013 11:46 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store ? The Register

    It would seem that Microsoft's "Direct Action" policy fell flat on its face. That gauntlet has been apologetically picked up.


    Now perhaps they will get around to fixing what is wrong with WP rather than crying about how nobody makes apps for them...
    You should read before you post, you might learn something.

    Just a suggestion...
    sashlon, WPenvy and squire777 like this.
    05-25-2013 12:48 AM
  12. nessinhaw's Avatar
    hmmm the app will be back in a few weeks, this time with Google cooperation...what was your point again? lol
    05-25-2013 01:22 AM
  13. WPFanboy's Avatar
    as usual, your logic is seriously flawed. Ms didn't "cry that nobody makes apps for them." they made the app themselves months ago.

    Here is a quote from ms back in january...

    "unfortunately, google has refused to allow microsoft’s new windows phones to access this youtube metadata in the same way that android phones and iphones do. As a result, microsoft’s youtube “app” on windows phones is basically just a browser displaying youtube’s mobile web site, without the rich functionality offered on competing phones. Microsoft is ready to release a high quality youtube app for windows phone. We just need permission to access youtube in the way that other phones already do, permission google has refused to provide.” - dave heiner vice president & deputy general counsel, microsoft

    more info here: youtube access and windows phone: Microsoft throws down the gauntlet | windows phone central

    so to recap, ms delayed the release of their youtube app for months while trying to get google to allow the required api access that would allow the app to comply with google's terms and conditions. Google wouldn't cooperate so ms finally released the app (using the same public youtube apis that all other third party apps use) knowing full well it would pi$$ google off. It did, but it also put google in the very hypocritical position of demanding that ms "cease and desist" while continuing to ignore hundreds of other apps that use the same public apis and work the same way. Google is now apparently being more cooperative and working with ms to create a compliant app. However, they are only doing this because microsoft's move has put them in the spotlight and google doesn't want to be "evil" (when people are actually watching).

    This was not an accident. Well played microsoft.
    ms ftw!
    05-25-2013 06:58 AM
  14. LMZR's Avatar
    It's a pity that the app might lose a lot of functionality so it can meet Google's requirements...

    Oh well. go Microsoft! :)
    05-26-2013 04:35 AM

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