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Yahoo! Teaches World About Microsoft's Disdain of Standards

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Summary: Important lessons to learn from Vista Phony 7 [sic], which was built on top of a proprietary stack that causes trouble to application developers

IT HAS occurred to us that the news about Microsoft's poor blame games could be posed differently by emphasising that Microsoft still refuses to embrace Internet standards like everyone else does. The phantom data bug was caused by Microsoft's "nonstandard IMAP implementation" as Michael Santo described it in relation to statements from Yahoo!:



It's interesting that despite the original assertion by Microsoft that it was Yahoo! to blame, quite a few commenters at various sites pointed the finger at Microsoft, which appears to be correct.


One must remember that Microsoft first blamed an unnamed company (it was in the news for about a week in January) and then blamed Yahoo! (last week). As far as many people are aware, Microsoft is not to blame for it. That's an example of the Microsoft spin machine in action. As for the platform in question, Carlo Piana wrote yesterday: "The more I see WP7 GUI the more I find it ugly as hell."

Will Steve Ballmer be pressured to leave after this commercial disaster? Microsoft's snubbing of standards has already harmed the already-poor reputation of WP7 (Vista Phony 7).

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