Tuesday, December 4, 2012

App developers are shunning Microsoft Surface

Tablets are becoming very popular these days, they are everywhere. But it seems like Microsoft is having a bit of a hard time getting developer interest despise have a very competitive business model.

adage reports:

"Microsoft has reportedly spent more than $1.5 billion to market its new operating system, Windows 8, and accompanying mobile device, the Surface. But the messaging seems to be lost on prominent app developers.
Despite offering more lucrative revenue splits for app developers than competitors Google and Apple, many of the largest digital media properties in the U.S. and makers of the most-popular tablet apps have decided that developing apps for the Surface -- and the Windows app store in general -- is not yet worth their time.

The most glaring omission is Facebook, a company that Microsoft invested $240 million for 1.6% stake in 2007.'"

yikes! you`d think at least Facebook would throw them a bone

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