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
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

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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RE: It's Apple's Sandbox
by Alfman on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:45 in reply to "It's Apple's Sandbox"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Nelson,

I don't have a problem with apple deciding the rules for their application store, none what-so-ever. What I do have a problem with is apple dictating what consumers can do on devices that were supposed to have rights transferred to the owner at the point of sale. DRM enables apple to extend it's control onto devices it no longer legally owns, which is immoral.

I'm hoping the more progressive EU countrymen will step up and set things right. You're the only hope because US politicians are all on corporate leashes.

Edited 2012-12-13 05:48 UTC

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RE[2]: It's Apple's Sandbox
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:20 in reply to "RE: It's Apple's Sandbox"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


I don't have a problem with apple deciding the rules for their application store, none what-so-ever. What I do have a problem with is apple dictating what consumers can do on devices that were supposed to have rights transferred to the owner at the point of sale. DRM enables apple to extend it's control onto devices it no longer legally owns, which is immoral.


I don't think we're reading the same article, because DRM is mentioned no where in this article.

My enthusiasm about letting you be a pedant is probably right up there with getting a root canal.

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RE: It's Apple's Sandbox
by JAlexoid on Fri 14th Dec 2012 12:55 in reply to "It's Apple's Sandbox"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

It just might be the case, if they have a no competing music stores clause for Win8/9 Marketplace.

It would be "hillarious" if Microsoft managed to kill the biggest reason to buy an Apple media device for the majority of people(who mostly run Windows)

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