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[6]: Siding with MS
by majipoor on Thu 13th Dec 2012 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Siding with MS"
majipoor
Member since:
2009-01-22

"Apple should be less motivated grabbing money from companies who increase the value of Apple's iOS ecosystem."

Companies who greatly benefit from iOS ecosystem.

This is just business and don't forget that there is an easy solution by not providing in-app purchase which should not be a real problem in this case for Office.

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RE[7]: Siding with MS
by MOS6510 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 19:35 in reply to "RE[6]: Siding with MS"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If they don't provide it in-app they can't provide it out-app either.

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RE[8]: Siding with MS
by majipoor on Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Siding with MS"
majipoor Member since:
2009-01-22

This is plain wrong.

Relay for example is a French kiosk app which doesn't have in-app purchase but allow reading magazines purchased through a subscription you can buy on their web site.

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