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(CBS News)   From the "pot too stunned to call the kettle black" files: Microsoft renews calls for government to investigate Google over using its market dominance unfairly   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Microsoft, Google, market dominance, mobile browser, antitrust laws, crack down, pleas  
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2013-01-03 02:34:41 PM  
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netringer: MightyPez: Lanadapter:
Oh and iPhone isn't that bad for pirates either: em/Pirated-iOS-apps-without-jail breaking-1776354.html

You may want to read up on that.

...And, you know, figure out how to post a working link

Or use a real browser. The link works fine in Internet Explorer.

Doesn't work in Chrome, Safari, or IE 8 until you take out the user added spaces.
2013-01-03 01:56:54 PM  
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Marine1: Well, they're right to be the pot that calls the kettle black. Windows Phone is absolutely fine on its own merits, and reviewer after reviewer says this. Then they go on to criticize the lack of applications. The problem is, there are certain things users expect to be able to do on a smartphone, and those things include using a YouTube application. Google is denying Microsoft the ability to compete in the smartphone space by denying that OS a legitimate YouTube client. However, they had no problems creating a YouTube application for the iPhone back when its market share in the phone space was around 0%. In this way, Google is acting as an arbiter of who and what they get to compete against, and yes, that is exactly what antitrust/anti-competitive regulations are there to stop.

I get that Windows Phone has low market share. However, that could change if Google stopped trying to kill the platform. If Windows Phone doesn't succeed, it should be because of its own merits.

Do Windows Phones have browsers?

Then Windows Phones have YouTube.
2013-01-03 10:32:43 AM  
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narkor: If you're happy with the Internet being completely run by Google (who determine what sites live and what sites die by a search engine ranking system that they don't explain, except to claim "it's really fair") - then everything is fine.

I'm not a huge fan of google, so guess what, I don't use it that much. I use a variety of different services which provide better quality over their google counterparts, except for Google Translate, which is the best so I use it.

If you don't like google, don't use it - support their competition. Don't complain that Google should be forced to provide their content to more devices to make them more ubiquitous than they already are.
2013-01-03 10:02:19 AM  
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2013-01-03 08:41:31 AM  
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terminalx: They already do as stated above and the third Party apps are using illegal workarounds,

Illegal? I'm curious as to what law they're actually breaking. Google's Terms of Service? (which of course aren't laws)
2013-01-03 07:02:03 AM  
1 vote:
I learned it from watching you Microsoft! I learned it from YOU!
2013-01-03 03:47:24 AM  
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Whereas Google hasn't published one app in the Windows 8 store, and only one app in the Windows Phone store.

If you're happy with the Internet being completely run by Google (who determine what sites live and what sites die by a search engine ranking system that they don't explain, except to claim "it's really fair") - then everything is fine.
2013-01-03 03:43:57 AM  
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Remember, it's not illegal to have a monopoly, it's only illegal to abuse it. How is Google abusing it's monopoly again? Secret APIs? Breaking their software so that it's not compatible with third party vendor's software? Telling it's licensees that they can't distribute other vendor's software? Huh MS? What was it?
2013-01-03 03:35:14 AM  
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More goose and gander than pot and kettle.
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