Sources: Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows, U.S. Patent Office
quote: It doesn't hurt Google if Windows Phone users cannot use an app to access YouTube, as YouTube is still available via the mobile website.
quote: The VERGE is not Anandtech. They are just tech journalists, like those here at Daily Tech, writing juicy stories for clickbait. I wouldn't use them as a serious source personally.
quote: Oh please, how many people want to do that? It ABSOLUTELY hurts Google when people don't have access to a YouTube app.
quote: If Google was going to take actions to overtly hurt anyone, why Windows Phone? Don't you think Apple, which has several times the marketshare and profits of Microsoft, would be a better target?