Microsoft abandons Windows Phone YouTube app after issues with Google

By Scorpus ยท 12 replies
Oct 8, 2013
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  1. When it comes to YouTube, Google and Microsoft haven't exactly been the best of friends. Microsoft first tried to push a significant update to the Windows Phone YouTube app back in May, before Google blocked it for not adhering to...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,699

    I don't need any of Google's services anyway. There is plenty of on-line material without Youtube.
  3. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Translation: Google doesn't want Microsoft to succeed.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I wish someone (Microsoft or not) would create a video service that can compete with YouTube.
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  5. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 415   +186

    Scroogled by ScooTube. I hate Google's approach about supporting MSFT. I get that they are competitors and essentially looking to replace the "Windows" at home with Chrome OS, but come on. You can't support OS (iOS) and blatantly block the other from providing it's own experience for your services. Another example is Google opting not to develop Windows 8 apps, but designing Chrome to run Chrome apps within Windows 8.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,699

    Maybe Microsoft should block Google. I wonder what kind of stink that would stir up?
  7. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Awww, Google doesn't feel like playing nice with their competitor Microsoft and helping them grow, so they're the bad guy. I mean, it's not like Microsoft is running a laughable "Scroogled" advertising campaign directly throwing gmail under the bus to promote, while conveniently ignoring the fact that Microsoft's own Hotmail (which is now part of has been an ad and spam-ridden cluster forever... Wait, what? They're doing that? Slamming Google directly, yet whining about Google not helping them out? Wow!

    Seriously, though, I could care less about the trivial app compatibility wars here... I firmly believe in the "you will reap what you sow" parable. It'll be true for Microsoft now (and in the future), and sooner or later it'll be true for Google, Apple, and everyone else. Bad attitudes and decisions eventually come back to bite your *** later... Usually.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I wanna see Google develop their own app...
  9. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    Why couldn't they just resolve it like adults and the customers would be happy?
  10. So because Microsoft is running an advertising campaign against a competitor's services (a common business practice), then Google should get away with this? If Microsoft blocked Chome from Windows (desktop OS) the picture would be very different eh?
  11. Man, that was a disappointment. I saw the first 4 words and thought finally, but then I read the rest of the sentence.
  12. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, got ourselves a funny man over here...

    I take it you don't use a windows phone? So ultimately, and do tell, why do you care if you don't intend to use it? Should we all just abandon choice and suck on googles teat like so many have done already?
  13. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Well, considering that would be a completely different situation (blocking a specific program randomly, vs blocking a program for not adhering to specific guidelines for accessing an IP)... Yes.

    But, I sense you missed my point (and probably didn't even read the second paragraph). In business, as in life, playing nice often gets you much farther than publicly gutting someone and trying to throw them under a bus. If you are complaining about feeling picked on and/or whining about not getting any help, while simultaneously repeatedly crotch-kicking the person you expect to help you, odds are you will not be warmly received. Hence my "reap what you sow" comment. Microsoft aggressively markets against Google, and gets no help from them. Google chooses not to take the high road and ease up on MS, and we can just sit and wait to see what repercussions develop later... Even in big business, karma has the potential to be a *****.

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