Peter Kafka

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Google Shuts Down Microsoft YouTube App, Again

A Microsoft-built YouTube app for Windows phones, shut down by Google in May and reintroduced by Microsoft this week, has been shut down by Google again. A YouTube spokesperson said, “Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus