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: It's Apple's Sandbox
by Alfman on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:45 UTC in reply to "It's Apple's Sandbox"
Alfman
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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[3]: It's Apple's Sandbox
by Alfman on Thu 13th Dec 2012 07:16 in reply to "RE[2]: It's Apple's Sandbox"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Nelson,

It surprises me that you are arguing over pedantry rather than the point being made, is it possible that you actually agree? That'd be nice for a change if that were the case ;)

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