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12.13.12

Apple Blocks Microsoft

Posted in Apple, Microsoft at 9:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Fun catfight to watch between two patent allies, Microsoft and Apple

One of our readers shared the following two articles with us, helping to show a curious rift and turf war. The first article says:

Apple blocking SkyDrive from iOS store, wants cut of revenue

[...]

The first 7 GB of SkyDrive storage is free, but users can buy as much as 100 GB of storage.

Now Apple is insisting that Apple should get a cut of any SkyDrive purchases made via their devices, be it via the official SkyDrive app, or via integration with 3rd party apps.

That cut is 30%, and the policy is consistent with the same one which Dropbox suffered from, which in the end forced them to remove any way for an iOS user to purchase additional storage.

Now, the second article says Apple wants yet more royalties, a tax on Office 360. This argument over money shows that not all is well at the duopoly which fights Linux.

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