If they don't then MS has a case for unfair treatment. I believe you can't give preferential access to APIs (or shouldn't) so, if they open up to others, but somehow block MS's calls, then that's not on
some on here may say that it's just a case of what goes around - MS having built in checks on websites and degrading, or refusing access to certain browsers, and similar stunts. But two wrongs don't make a right
Only gave it a cursory glance, so apologies if I've missed the crucial differentiator -
Windows Phone combines all your contacts from different sources, all your chats from facebook, twitter, Skype and SMS, all your emails (if you want) into linked mailboxes.
This just seems like a natural progression. however the above is incorrect. some of these features, which were so useful in one place, had the providers changing the APIs or Policies to prevent it. I used to be able to chat seamlessly with a friend on sms, then swap over to facebook chat mid flow. But then Facebook insisted MS remove this, as they wanted everyone in the app, so they could control what they see, make it more difficult to swap to another chat method, and place ads. even worse they then decided they wanted to spin out the chat functionality from the main app into a new one....
so, are all the media providers going to be happy with their products to being intermingled with other providers, and limited opportunity to redirect them to complementary services or 'upsell' content? I think the answer is probably not, and we'll see moves to disrupt it, or insist on greater control over what gets pulled alongside the content into these 'scopes'.
it's a shame, as it's a simple system for the user, and great workflow, but that's not important is it?
"but ultimately both were interested in the cars"
maybe you missed the bit "For reference the female apes in the program exclusively picked up 'girl' toys."
basically it's not that both were interested in the cars and the females "may have been interested in a different way" - the male apes went for the traditionally male toys, and the females were completely disinterested in them. I blame the larger ape society that keeps forcing sexist stereotypes on them.
"It's when they say 2 + 2 = 5 that I begin to argue." -- Eric Pepke