JoshuaJB, who Neowin says is really former Microsoft employee Joshua Bakita, made a post on Hacker News claiming that the Edge development team is switching to Chromium because Google "broke other browsers." While Joshua claims he isn't convinced Google intentionally sabotaged Edge, he says that many of his former co-workers are. Neowin notes that Microsoft basically shot itself in the foot by tying Edge updates to major Windows updates, and that switching to Chromium may remove that restriction, but that doesn't necessary shift any guilt from Google. For example, they recently added a hidden empty div over YouTube videos that causes our hardware acceleration fast-path to bail (should now be fixed in Win10 Oct update). Prior to that, our fairly state-of-the-art video acceleration put us well ahead of Chrome on video playback time on battery, but almost the instant they broke things on YouTube, they started advertising Chrome's dominance over Edge on video-watching battery life. What makes it so sad, is that their claimed dominance was not due to ingenious optimization work by Chrome, but due to a failure of YouTube. On the whole, they only made the web slower... To add to this all, when we asked, YouTube turned down our request to remove the hidden empty div and did not elaborate further. And this is only one case.