Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "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.
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It's Apple's Sandbox
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:04 UTC
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They decide the rules, and it is important they apply them in a somewhat uniformly manner.

That said, I feel like their limitation is ridiculous and they're the only app store that does it (afaik). I don't care much for iOS, but Microsoft is put in an interesting position.

Of course, it'd be hilarious and the shoe was on the other foot and Microsoft was charging Apple 30% of revenue of a hypothetical Metro iTunes client.

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