Microsoft’s $7.2 Billion Nokia Bet Not Luring Apps

Ultimately, it comes down to where developers can make money — and that’s not with Microsoft, said William Hurley, a co-founder of Chaotic Moon, a maker of apps for companies including Walt Disney Co. (DIS) He said the company’s most recent game, “Dragon Academy” — which is free to download, with consumers paying for upgrades — generated more in one hour of sales on Apple devices than was made through all of Chaotic Moon’s releases globally for Windows Phone in the past year.

Sounds like Microsoft is going to have a rough time climbing out of the hole they’re into.