Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 5 recent echos
Google complaint centers on the lack of ads in Microsoft YouTube app, something it claims is a direct violation of the terms and conditions of the company YouTube API. has learned that Microsoft created the app without Google consent with features that specifically prevent ads from playing. The lack of ads clearly hits Google own revenues, but also those of its third party content creators that are paid through the company AdSense program. Unfortunately, by blocking advertising and allowing...
Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Following Google demands for Microsoft to remove its Windows Phone YouTube app, Microsoft has responded saying it happy to include advertising. Google sent a cease and desist letter to Microsoft recently, with concerns that the Windows Phone YouTube app does not display ads. We’d be more than happy to include advertising but need Google to provide us access to the necessary APIs, says a Microsoft spokesperson. Microsoft appears to want to rectify the situation, noting Google CEO Larry Page...
Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Microsoft is preparing to update its Xbox 360 with another dashboard update. Sources familiar with Microsoft Xbox plans have revealed to that the dashboard update will enter into a public beta in late June or early July, with changes and updates in preparation for the next generation Xbox. Were told that the user interface will be refreshed alongside smaller Live Tiles, similar to what Microsoft is preparing for Windows 8.1. Microsoft is also said to be tweaking the look of the Xbox dashboard,...
Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos
Google has sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter demanding Microsoft withdraw its redesigned YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 because it violates Google Terms of Service TOS. The Verge first reported news of the letter, dated May 15, and included a copy of it on its Web site. The TOS that the Microsoft YouTube app violates has to do with it blocking ads and allowing downloads of videos from Google YouTube site. Microsoft built the new YouTube app itself, after complaining that Google was...
Posted 3 days ago ago at Wired with 2 recent echos
Wired has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter sent by Google to Microsoft today, demanding Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store and disable existing copies on consumers devices by May 22. The YouTube app for Windows Phone–developed by Microsoft, not Google–strips out ads and allows downloading, both violations of YouTubes terms of service. The letter, from YouTubes director of platform partnerships, reads in part: We recently became aware...
Posted 1 day ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos
Microsoft first commercials for its Surface tablets emphasized the optional keyboard covers, though little focus was placed on the features of the tablet itself. The company latest commercial does the opposite. In a new commercial that began running today, Microsoft emphasizes the fact that the Surface RT can run the Office productivity suite, has full sized USB ports and can function as a laptop replacement. The commercial also references the optional keyboard covers, though the emphasis is...
Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos
Larry Hryb, Xbox Major Nelson Gamertagt: e Gamertag: lollip0p What we are playing #XboxReveal Special Guest: Aaron Greenberg, IEB Chief Of Staff shares numbers about the health of the gaming industry Interview: Simon Pegg and John Cho "Star Trek into Darkness" (42:50 - 53:51) Gadgets and more . .
Posted 2 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 2 recent echos
A purported Microsoft internal video parodies Google’s “Now Everywhere” ad for the Chrome web browser, noting that Chrome is, in fact, tracking you and targeting you with ads to monetize your personal info … now everywhere. Regardless of the source, it’s actually pretty brilliant. You can expect the usual anti Microsoft crowd to claim that the video is negative, but as with previous Scroogled campaigns, the video is important because it points out what Google is...