Remember the feud between Google and Microsoft over the YouTube app that Microsoft build and pushed into Windows phone? Well Google fussed, including asking Microsoft to pull the app down.
Finally the two search engine giants decided to call a truce and work together on developing an app, the app will be built to comply with YouTube’s API terms of service that will include serving ads. This comes after Microsoft pulled down the previous Youtube app from the store and publishing one they built.
The app enabled Youtube downloads and wouldnt serve Google ads, a thing that would naturally infuriate Google as that’s it’s main course. Google then sent a cease and desisit letter claiming that Redmond had infringed on theit terms of service, and that they should pull the app down, including giving a date by which they should oblige to the demand. This was by 22nd May.
Microsoft responded by updating the app to remove Youtube video downloads and below is their joint statement confirming their working together arrangement
“Microsoft and YouTube are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows Phone app to enable compliance with YouTube’s API terms of service, including enabling ads, in the coming weeks,” the two companies said in a joint statement. “Microsoft will replace the existing YouTube app in Windows Phone Store with the previous version during this time.”
Source: The Next Web