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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RE[2]: So?
by tylerdurden on Thu 13th Dec 2012 18:39 UTC in reply to "RE: So?"
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Ability to run (or interact with) Office has been one of Microsoft's main value propositions for their phone OSes. And yet their market share there has dropped like a lead balloon: from almost 40% down to 3% in 5 years (it has regained some ground in the past few months though).

IMO. What Microsoft never got right, until recently, is that usage patterns for mobile devices are different than desktops'. I.e. almost nobody gives a shit about running Office on a phone.

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