Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 16 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 2 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 6 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 Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 5 recent echos
Windows 8 was built for a world that blends our work and our personal lives, a world where we expect high quality touch experiences everywhere, and a world that is always on the go and always connected. Windows 8 redefines our market from PCs to mobile computing. Our OEM partners have delivered tablets, touch laptops, and convertibles that bring the vision of Windows 8 and mobile computing to life. They have introduced some incredible and unique new form factors like the Dell XPS 12, the Lenovo...
Posted 10 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 3 recent echos
The Windows Phone 8 version of the official YouTube app is getting a major update this morning; Its been completely redesigned to make the most of Windows Phone 8 features. If you already have it, watch for an update notification on your phone. If you dont, grab it here. The app just published, so it might take a few hours to show up.
Posted 3 days ago ago at CNET with 3 recent echos
That what Dell is selling its XPS 10 RT tablet for online, reduced from $449. The XPS 10 includes as CNET Deals points out Windows RT with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT; a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor; a 10.1 inch 1,366x768 display; a 28Wh battery rated at up to 10 hours; front and rear cameras; microSD slot; and 32GB of storage. The discount may have something to do with Windows RT tablets not flying off the shelves and becoming as scarce as hen teeth on Microsoft online...
Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 4 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 2 days ago ago at Wired with 3 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 9 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos
Right now, the Embedded team isnt share specific SKU details or any other information. There are several Windows Embedded 8 SKUs available currently. But Embedded is aligning with the Windows release schedule, a spokesperson confirmed to me. Microsoft official pronouncement on Windows Blue is that it will be out by holiday 2013. My sources say Windows Blue is on track to RTM by August 2013 or so. So Id say expect Windows Embedded Blue some time this fall. I asked Microsoft and Google officials...