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  • Dennis Baker
    Wait... is $AAPL blocking $MSFT Office on the iPad? http://vrge.co/STYdc0 ? A sign of the major power shift in IT.
    12/13/12
    Reply (13)
    • Julius Ferraro: MSFT wants more of the money made then the average 70/30 apple has in place. They aren't blocking them
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    • Dennis Baker: Yes, I agree. Its just that 10 years ago Apple begged MSFT to port to OSX. Now they are treating them like any other app dev.
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    • Dennis Baker: It's a pretty colossal shift. Clearly Apple doesn't feel they need Office on iPad.
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    • alphaRAJU: It's Microsoft asking for more, they've the upper hand not Apple.
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    • Dennis Baker: "Upper Hand"? 10 years ago, Microsoft set terms and Apple took what they could get. That there are even negotiations is a big change.
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    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: On the other hand Apple wants to argue that iPad is also for production,not only for content consumption.@alpha, MS might have leverage here
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    • Applocrat: I would say it's a good sign that the surface isn't selling well. If it were Apple would love to get office on the Ipad.
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    • Ben Boehme: With Apple's excellent iWork apps and complete dominance in the tablet market I see no reason why they should compromise on 70/30.
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    • Ben Boehme: MSFT should be happy that Apple has not chosen to block MS Office for iOS in an attempt to bring more users to the iWork suite.
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    • alphaRAJU: Latest trend, iphone users switching to Nokia. ipad users will switch to Surface. I'm enjoying this tug of hardwar & softwar!
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    • Julius Ferraro: Latest trend you just made up off the top of your head?
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    • alphaRAJU: wpcentral.com
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    • Julius Ferraro: a fanboy oriented website. Don't think they'll publish anything to lower their user base.
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