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The difference of open to Microsoft and Google

August 17, 2013

David Howard on Microsoft’s Tech Blog:

“It seems to us that Google’s reasons for blocking our app are manufactured so that we can’t give our users the same experience Android and iPhone users are getting. The roadblocks Google has set up are impossible to overcome, and they know it.”

It’s an under-statement to think that Google will let you access all of its YouTube data and source code just in the name of open, it means you’re too naive.

So why does Google make the YouTube app for iPhone, but not for Windows Phone? Because if Google doesn’t make one, then it will be either Apple will make a better one, or someone else will. Plus Google knows that nobody care whatever Microsoft is complaining about, but it’s different if Apple starts saying something. Remember Steve Jobs’ open letter to Adobe?

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