The long-running cold war between Microsoft
has just turned hot. In response to Google’s decision to once again block Microsoft’s Windows Phone YouTube app
, Microsoft deputy general counsel David Howard accused Google
of intentionally trying to keep YouTube off of Windows Phone to damage Windows Phone users’ experience with the platform. At issue is that Google has asked Microsoft to write a YouTube app based on HTML5, which Howard said is “technically difficult and time-consuming” to use as a code for the app and which Google isn’t even using for its own iOS and Android YouTube apps.