A new milestone has been reached with the Windows Phone Marketplace. A mere 25 days after reaching 50K, the store has now claimed a further 10,000 additions to its portfolio.
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Holding an interest in technology from an early age, Mike is currently a Mac user having used both Windows and Ubuntu Linux for a number of years. He is also an occasional gamer, and enjoys Portal, Bioshock and Rock Band (among others).
Mike is currently studying English at Queen Mary, University of London.
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