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At the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into software pricing in 2013, the heads of Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have been dragged kicking and screaming to face the inquiry and provide a real explanation as to why the price of their software is so much higher in Australia than other leading markets.

Committee deputy chair Paul Neville indicated that the Microsoft managing director did not offer any concrete justification for why Microsoft’s prices were on average 66 percent higher than in the US.

You can read the hearing on IT-Pricing for yourself at Page 31 to hear what happened when Microsoft Australia managing director Pip Marlow fronted the inquiry… Continue reading