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August 16, 2013

Windows Phone users can’t access YouTube Again!

No Youtube

The good YouTube app for Windows Phone is once again causing problems. Microsoft pulled the app in May after Google complained that it didn’t include ads. After working with Google, Redmond re-released the app a couple of days ago with ads this time. But Google still isn’t happy, and the company has revoked the API key the app uses, thereby disabling it.

In response, Microsoft has published a lengthy blog post about the disagreements between the two companies. Entitled “The limits of Google’s openness,” the post calls into question Google’s 2009 commitment to openness. Google claimed, in 2009, that its

“future depends on the Internet staying an open system, and [Google’s] advocacy of open will grow the Web for everyone—including Google.”
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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini