There is now an ongoing bitter dispute between Microsoft and Google over the Windows Phone YouTube app.
Google has blocked users from watching videos via Microsoft’s new YouTube app, charging that Windows violates YouTube’s term of use.
Google, in a statement said, “We’re committed to providing users and creators with a great and consistent YouTube experience across devices, and we’ve been working with Microsoft to build a fully featured YouTube for Windows Phone app, based on HTML5. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service. It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines.”
However, in response, Microsoft noted, “We think it’s clear that Google just doesn’t want Windows Phone users to have the same experience as Android and Apple users, and that their objections are nothing other than excuses,” writes David Howard, a Microsoft deputy general counsel, in a blog post.
“Nonetheless, we are committed to giving our users the experience they deserve, and are happy to work with Google to solve any legitimate concerns they may have. In the meantime, we once again request that Google stop blocking our YouTube app.” the spokesman added.
Usain Bolt Mines Gold In Moscow
Usain Bolt, the 26-year-old Jamaican showed his class by adding the 4x100m gold to his already 100m and 200m victories, giving him a total of eight golds and two silvers.
This has made him the most successful athlete in the history of the World Championships and also one of the most medals decorated athletes in the world.
Severe Floods In NE China Left 40 People Dead
Ravaging floods in Northeast China have left 40 people dead and hundreds of thousands seeking flood relief.
This was the most severe flooding witnessed by residents in the Liaoning Province in decades.
Dams were damaged and most businesses were affected in the city. In addition, thousands of houses were either damaged or collapsed thus leaving thousands of people without shelter.
Samsung To Introduce Smartwatch Soon
Recent news reports have indicated that the electronics giant Samsung plans to introduce a wristwatch at the time of an electronics industry trade fair in Berlin that begins September 6.
The wristwatch is said to be able to make phone calls, play video games, and send e-mails.
This innovation may preempt its major rival, Apple, to market with a new piece of technology that moves mobile communications beyond smartphone.
Samsung has scheduled a media event for September 4 at which time it is expected to introduce the Note III, a new version of its phablet, a cross between a phone and a tablet.
In the meantime, Apple is also expected to have its own wristwatch – the iWatch, on display soon.