Microsoft to Google: Play fair with YouTube
http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/03/technol … ?iid=HP_LN
As Google came away relatively unscathed from a two-year federal antitrust probe, Microsoft is once again complaining that Google doesn't play fair with its rivals.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft claimed Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) is unequally distributing YouTube data to its mobile competitors. Microsoft says that Google is refusing to give up YouTube's "metadata," which includes video categories, favorites and ratings, for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.
Microsoft noted that Google released superior YouTube applications for its own Android platform and Apple's iPhone, but only offers a somewhat more limited YouTube website for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Microsoft said it wants to release its own high-quality YouTube app, but it requires access to YouTube's metadata to do that.
Now that Microsoft is in its post relevant period, it is amusing to see them on the receiving end of what they dished out for 25 years.