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(CNBC)   Microsoft is missing out on a $2.5 billion windfall because it refuses to deploy MS Office for iOS   (cnbc.com) divider line 7
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2013-02-17 02:20:46 PM  
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... priced at $60, about 30 percent of iPad users would buy the software.

This is the least true sentence I have read all week.
2013-02-17 01:20:02 PM  
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iWork suite for iOS works great, can import or export MS Office formats and pdf, and is brilliantly touch optimized.  I am jumping to conclusion here, but based on my experience with MS, I think Office for iOS would result in a pretty painful experience, cost more than iWork, and be very poorly touch optimized just like it is on Surface.
2013-02-18 08:48:00 PM  
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karmachameleon: Define "constrained monopoly delivery channel".


The only way to get an application on an iPad/iPhone is it being allowed by Apple. I'm not talking about jailbreaking as an option as it's not practical.

I've worked for a company that made iOS apps and Apple sat on app approvals and essentially killed the product. The consumer had no other way to freely choose from the market what they could run on their own hardware without risking getting locked out of the platform by jailbreaking.
2013-02-18 07:26:31 PM  
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karmachameleon: lohphat: They didn't release it because they don't want to pay the iTunes extortion 33.3% rate.

No kidding.  Apple is so selfish and greedy, they should totally let people use the environment they built and constantly maintain for free.  And mall owners, what's the deal with them actually charging merchants for rent?  People should be able to set up shop anywhere they want, for nothing.  They also shouldn't have to pay taxes on the goods they sell.

What is it with people making money, anyway?  Only my people should be allowed to make money; nobody should be allowed to make money off them in return.  Screw economics, only dummies practice that.


I don't have a problem with capitalism but I do have a problem with a constrained monopoly delivery channel.
2013-02-18 07:06:24 PM  
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karmachameleon: No kidding. Apple is so selfish and greedy, they should totally let people use the environment they built and constantly maintain for free. And mall owners, what's the deal with them actually charging merchants for rent? People should be able to set up shop anywhere they want, for nothing. They also shouldn't have to pay taxes on the goods they sell.


It no longer has nearly the overhead and is almost a pure profit machine now.  People biatch about the 1% living off the backs of the 99%, this is the same thing in corporation form.
2013-02-17 03:02:41 PM  
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If the Surface flops, they will release Office for iOS and Android. Until then, it's one of the few reasons anybody would buy the Surface RT.
2013-02-17 02:08:13 PM  
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teknishn: iWork suite for iOS works great, can import or export MS Office formats and pdf, and is brilliantly touch optimized.  I am jumping to conclusion here, but based on my experience with MS, I think Office for iOS would result in a pretty painful experience, cost more than iWork, and be very poorly touch optimized just like it is on Surface.


Office on Surface Pro is a painful experience.  I can't imagine what it would be like on iOS.

/Office jumped the shark when it became ribbonize
//most are realizing they don't need it anymore
 
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