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Author Topic: Apple/Microsoft battle over revenue splits  (Read 918 times)

40hz

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Apple/Microsoft battle over revenue splits
« on: December 14, 2012, 07:24:08 AM »
From the Department of "Weren't You Just Waiting for This One?" comes this comment from OSNews:

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Office for iOS at heart of Apple-Microsoft tussle
posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC

"Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year." iOS could end up being the only mobile platform without Office.

The above includes a link to this article which goes into more depth.

Ah...app stores and their rules! It's really starting to heat up... :o

Apple must be way more pissed off about Surface than we originally thought. ;D
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 07:33:01 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Apple/Microsoft battle over revenue splits
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 01:52:41 AM »
Apple is just another tech company at this point, having done nothing new since the iPad. Stunts like taking away Google maps (now restored) just piss off the rich kids. Microsoft seems to have a copycat strategy of Apple from 2008, but so far their only idea is to go high end and charge top prices for their tablets. But the worst trend is that software subscriptions -- for everyone -- seems to have arrived in 2013. Good thing I'm a text editor guy!

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Re: Apple/Microsoft battle over revenue splits
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 01:57:42 AM »
Apple's stock is also dropping...
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