The Windows maker wants to convince devs to join it's platforms this holiday season by highlighting success stories, development tools and what it claims is a great financial opportunity.
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Microsoft has taken a first step into the world of bitcoins and US users can now use the cryptocurrency to add money to their digital wallets, which they can spend in the company's digital stores.
Not sure what to get for your geeky friend or family member? Now there's an easier way to spend cash on a digital gift card to say "Thanks!" that can be used on Xbox and Windows Stores.
While we know that Microsoft intends to unify both the Windows Phone and Windows Store with the release of Windows 10, that hasn't stopped Microsoft from promoting it ahead of time.
The Windows and Windows Phone Store has surpassed the 500,000 app mark as of September 2014. Although this is a combined number, it's an important mark that indicates steady growth for both platforms.
Microsoft is pushing out small updates to many of its MSN Apps as well as the Windows Phone Store itself which now features a redesigned featured app section. Most of these updates are automatic.
In just over six months the Windows Phone Store has seen an additional 100,000 apps get approved, bringing the total to just over 300,000. There's also interest from developers, a 50% growth there too
Isis, the mobile payment system which launched last year, has announced that they will rebrand and change their name to avoid similarities with the militant Jihadist group of the same name.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has revealed that WhatsApp has returned to the Windows Phone Store today, a full two weeks after it was pulled from the Store without warning, leaving many users rather angry.
The security firm Kaspersky Lab discovered a number of fake apps in Microsoft's Windows Phone Store uploaded by the same publisher, including another version of the now infamous "Virus Shield".
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"Halo: Spartan Assault" is now a universal app in the Windows and Windows Phone stores, meaning users can purchase it in either store and receive a license for the game on both platforms.
Microsoft has removed six fake apps made to look like they were from Google from the Windows Phone Store. The apps were labeled as being published by "Google, Inc" and priced at $1.99 each.
6tindr, the recently released third party Tinder Windows Phone app made by famed developer Rudy Huyn, has now been pulled from the Windows Phone Store due to a request from Tinder.
An update for Instagram on Windows Phone has been released, fixing a number of bugs and improving the user interface. The 0.2.0.0 update brings the app one step closer to a fully fledged release.
In a new blog post, Microsoft says that the Windows Phone Store now has over 200,000 apps and that it is seeing 12 million app transactions being generated per day.
Due to some unexplained circumstance certain Angry Birds titles, including Angry Birds Star Wars 2 are showing up as free on the Windows Phone Store, giving fans a chance to fill out their collection.
The Cars.com "WebApp" made by Microsoft for placement in the Windows Phone Store has now also been removed from the storefront, following the removal of the Southwest and Atari Arcade apps.
Many folks believe that having only 512 MB RAM on your phone leads to a sub-par experience but a recent report clearly shows this isn't the case when it comes to Windows Phone 8 games and apps.
A large number of Windows Phone-based smartphone owners are reporting they are unable to download apps from the Windows Phone Store, but so far there's no word on why this is happening.
A new study from ABI Research gave Microsoft's Windows Phone Store the top mark in terms of innovation, ahead of Apple's iTunes and Google's Google Play store.
Microsoft has posted some interesting and positive statistics regarding the Windows Phone Store in 2012. According to them there's never been a better time for developers to jump onboard.
Microsoft has anounced that it has expanded the Windows Phone Store website to 37 new international markets, along with adding some new features to the web-based storefront.
Microsoft has announced that it has seen app submissions for its Windows Phone Store increase by 40 percent since the launch of Windows Phone 8 earlier this fall.
Windows Phone 8 brings some new improvements to the Windows Phone Store. Users can now change their regional settings to access any Store they want regardless of where their Live ID is registered.
glƏƏk!, the popular third party Twitter client, has a launched a new version for Windows Phone that supports Windows Phone 8 with a number of new and additional features.
Windows Phone 8 users just got a new way of installing apps: directly from an SD card. This is a pretty awesome new feature especially for people that want to have their basic apps in one place.
Microsoft seems to be having some problems in regards to app compatibility on their new mobile platform. More than 20 Xbox titles are missing from the store due to incompatibility with Windows Phone 8
Microsoft has announced that it has added some new features to the Windows Phone Store, along with news that Angry Birds Space and Cut The Rope are now available to download.
A new version of Microsoft's SkyDrive app has appeared in the Windows Phone Store and the new 3.0 version is also the first made especially for the new Windows Phone 8 OS.
Microsoft has now released updated versions of its Windows Phone Store badges that can be used by Windows Phone software developers to help market and promote their apps.
Microsoft has announced that 13 new countries and territories around the world have opened up for developers for Windows Phone Store apps, a few weeks ahead of the launch of Windows Phone 8.
Reports are coming in that Windows Phone owners in the US who get prompted to update their Adobe Reader app actually get downgraded from the current 10.1 version to a much older 9.0 build.
Microsoft has confirmed it will change the name of the Windows Phone Marketplace app download service to simply Windows Phone Store, along with improvements to the Windows Phone website.
Microsoft may have changed the branding of the Windows Phone download store, Windows Phone Marketplace, to simply the Windows Phone Store as part of its new Windows Phone Dev Center launch.