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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

cat_mara

Re: Maybe...

How was the 30% cut a problem, since not only Apple but also Google was and is taking a 30% cut? You thought Microsoft should be the low price player in this game?

Why not? Most commentators seem to agree that at least one factor in Microsoft's success at convincing developers to choose Windows over OS/2 back in the 80s was that the Windows SDK was freely available where'd you had to pay IBM for the privilege of developing for OS/2. Wintel has always been the "low price player" but it seems they were happy to let Android/ARM take tthat off them...

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