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Microsoft (MSFT) is taking shots at Google over the search giant's lack of support for Windows...

Microsoft (MSFT) is taking shots at Google over the search giant's lack of support for Windows Phone. In a blog post, a legal exec accuses Google of preventing Microsoft's WP YouTube app from supporting features found on Android/iOS YouTube apps. Separately, Microsoft says it's"surprised and disappointed" by Google's decision to end support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol, used to provide push e-mail support  for Gmail on WP devices, for new hardware. Is Google trying to thwart the adoption of a rival OS that uses Bing as its default search engine? (previous)
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  • adeberry
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    Google should be a little concerned.
    -Blind tests continue to show Bing results are preferred over Google.
    -Skydrive's free 7GB are superior to Google Drive.
    -Free Office web apps for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are superior to Google Docs.
    -Outlook.com's integration with Skydrive, Facebook, LinkedIn is superior to Gmail.com. But it's slower, even with a simpler interface.

     

    But Microsoft should remain worried too
    -Stale branding to continue to overcome
    -Shifting user habits & preferences will take some work.
    -Droid tablets are cheaper than Microsoft's.
    -Android phones app community is stronger
    -MSFT global sales channel still developing
    -OEM partner conflict.
    -Google has stronger reputation for innovation than Microsoft, even though MSFT spends more on R&D than any company globally.
    2 Jan 2013, 06:10 PM Reply Like
  • anil92691
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    I have quite never figured this out. I have 25GB of free skydrive data on my first account but am limited to 7GB on another new account.
    2 Jan 2013, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    25gb is 'grandfathered' in as you were using the account for a while, the 7gb is a more recent account, all new accounts are capped at 7gb free.
    2 Jan 2013, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • LDJ
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    I say good, go MS!
    After all, where is the consumer in all of this?
    Everyone knows that google is biased and as a consumer, I will choose the search engine that gives me the most/best information in a fair, unbiased format.
    2 Jan 2013, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Google internally has the best possible knowledge regarding actual PC and smartphone usage and adoption rates, globally (i.e. uber Google Analytics). The fact they are actively hampering WP8 adoption via not only supporting the WP platform, but moreover actively disabling future Gmail support for it (EAS sync case), is for me one of the strongest indicators regarding WP indeed emerging as a viable platform...
    2 Jan 2013, 06:16 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    "-Blind tests continue to show Bing results are preferred over Google. "

     

    the key word is "blind" even with all the difficulties using google sites in Cn, I refuse to use Bing-- unless out of desperation.

     

    At least, Baidu offers a few carrots-- streaming movies, that I can't otherwise buy legally in Cn (Cn now charges a tariff for purchases from Amazon.com) and getting proper name cn translations.
    2 Jan 2013, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • anil92691
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    Your refusal to use Bing and others like you will ultimately limit Bing at 51% share in search....in 10 years.
    2 Jan 2013, 07:52 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    maybe I am biased, but Bing results are not as Google. I am a long suffering Microsoft share holder so I am less than patient. Also the shoddy PCs purchased form/of Windows ...

     

    Long Msft
    not Long Goog, nor AAPL
    2 Jan 2013, 08:12 PM Reply Like
  • adeberry
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    Why choose? Try using bingiton.com - you get the best of both.
    The majority do prefer Bing's results on the blind test.

     

    If your personal results consistently prefer Google and you're different, that's okay.
    2 Jan 2013, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • adeberry
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    The key word is indeed "blind" ie. without bias.
    It's clear your preference is based on bias, not results.
    More relevant, as noted above, the change in user habits will take some work.
    Agreed Baidu is a great Chinese alternative that's amazing to watch for that market.
    2 Jan 2013, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    baidu results, as I see it are as good as yahoo (powered by Bing)

     

    Cn academics prefer Google!

     

    As an investment though Baidu is great, because the Cn govt aides it with hackers stalling Google products.
    2 Jan 2013, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • JayXu
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    i start to hate google now
    2 Jan 2013, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    I think this will backfire for Google... WP8 is a very compelling OS and the Lumia 920 / HTC phones have made it viable as an alternative to iOS and Android...

     

    This could push people away from gmail to .live email which also recently was updated and is very sleek... I'm not saying it will just speculating on possible outcomes.
    2 Jan 2013, 06:40 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    I indeed switched from Gmail to outlook.com, getting tired with Google 'free' abuse me stuff. Works well, except that MS does not support IMAP...
    2 Jan 2013, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    that's hilarious and disgusting at the same time.
    they stage a 'funeral march' for android on their campus and then cry like little babies when google won't help them?
    grow up
    2 Jan 2013, 10:27 PM Reply Like
  • stealthology
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    How cute. MS wants to get into the fun with the Google/Apple drama. :)
    3 Jan 2013, 03:48 AM Reply Like
  • Eason
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    AAPL is cool and playful, but at the end of the day, we all use Windows and Office to work.
    3 Jan 2013, 04:25 AM Reply Like
  • JayXu
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    it is so sad that so ppl dont get this.
    3 Jan 2013, 07:56 AM Reply Like
  • JimmyFal
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    I think Microsoft should do something they should have done with YouTube. They should purchase Vimeo.
    3 Jan 2013, 04:32 AM Reply Like
  • Leah2012
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    I don't like Windows 8 and I definitely don't like the fact that MS is trying to force me to use Bing, which is an inferior search engine.

     

    So, guess what when I purchase my new high-end laptop, I will get Windows 7 Ultimate installed on it. Then, I will have an OS that is easy to use and I will still have the choice of which search engine I want to use. Needless to say, my preferred choice is Google.

     

    I do not understand why anyone should use Windows 8, unless they are a teenager with an unlimited amount of time and unlimited financial resources.

     

    So far, no one has been able to tell, what new feature that Windows 8 has that I need as an IT Professional.
    3 Jan 2013, 05:06 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Man you really are sticking it to them purchasing windows 7 ultimate to replace windows 8 on the new pc you bought... MSFT will surely cry about that...
    3 Jan 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • wormywyrm
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    Microsoft doesn't force anyone to use bing, it is insanely easy to switch default search to google. It is built in as an option.

     

    I think what this article gets at is that microsoft has provided support for its products for google and apple operating systems. Skydrive, bing, and limited versions of office are available for iOS and android. Personally I hope that google supports windows platforms more in the future, including a windows phone 8 youtube app and better google calendar integration into microsoft outlook.

     

    I've enjoyed the product and services from all 3 tech giants, not one above the others. Windows 8 is an excellent consumer product, and is very easy to use. After a couple months of using it on my touchscreen acer s7 laptop, I hate using windows 7 and non-touch devices.

     

    I would agree strongly that the W8 store and interface is unnecessary for business use. Remember that business was not the target for the W8 upgrade and that may help you cope.
    4 Jan 2013, 04:23 AM Reply Like
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