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    In case you haven't been following, Microsoft and Google have gotten themselves into a minor tiff over YouTube. It started earlier this month when Microsoft updated its YouTube app for Windows Phone. This brought a lot of new functionality, but as was quickly pointed out, seemed to violate some YouTube policies, specifically with how it allowed downloads and didn't display advertisements connected to clips. Then Google got all leagal-threateny with Microsoft, which both caused Microsoft to call Google out on hypocrisy following some of Larry Page's comments at Google I/O in regards to ...

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    One week ago, Microsoft came out with a really nice overhaul for its Windows Phone YouTube app. It wasn't long after that when we learned of a possibly big problem for this new release, as some of its behavior appeared to conflict with YouTube API terms and conditions. We wondered if Google might go so far as to take steps to disable the app. Sure enough, Google has sent Microsoft a cease-and-desist letter, insisting that Microsoft kill the app. Just as expected, Google takes issue with Microsoft pulling an end-run on content producers that rely on advertising for income, as the Windows ...

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    A couple days back we saw Microsoft release a serious overhaul to the Windows Phone YouTube app, bringing a lot of new functionality to an app that was previously a bit of a disappointment. While early reaction from users has been positive, will these good times be short-lived? It's since come to light that Microsoft's new app violates a number of YouTube's terms of service, potentially setting the stage for Google taking steps to disable the app's access to its content. The most glaring violations are the ability of the app to let the user download content to their phones, and that the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and why this isn't necessarily good. Then we move to the Nokia Lumia 929 and its official landing page, aside from talking about the fact that Nokia shareholders aren't happy with Stephen Elop's performance, and we know why. Acer is next as the company has dismissed building Windows RT products, and we also know why that is. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom rumors continue as this poses to be the next Galaxy Camera. We end today's show talking about the Google Playground rumors, and why we think this ...

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    Like so many other Windows Phone apps, the implementation of YouTube available to users of the platform left a lot to be desired. Instead of a Google-crafted joint like you'd see on Android, this Microsoft-developed version was, at best, a pale imitation of proper YouTube, pointing you to the web-based site. While this remains a Microsoft project, today a new release of the app arrives that goes a long way towards bringing Windows Phone an up-to-date YouTube experience. The updated app adds a new playlist look, allows for background playback of videos when you just want to listen to their ...

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