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Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can't fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove M

Microsoft introduces the Desktop App Converter for bringing Win32 apps to the Windows Store

In an announcement met by hoots and hollers from the developers at Build, Microsoft introduced the 'Centennial' desktop app converter. With this, developers can convert their Win32 and .NET apps into

Microsoft Promises To Remove Scammy Apps From The Windows Store, Kills Off 1,500 Apps To Start

The Windows app store has a problem: it's full of garbage. Today, after a bit of good ol' Internet backlash, Microsoft is pledging to fix it.

Microsoft Improves Windows Store Navigation And Discovery, But Pricing Pitfalls Loom

Microsoft wants its Windows Store to be the main gateway for buying apps on its platform, but the store was always hard to navigate, and the quality of the apps in it is often dismal. Today, Microsoft

Now Serving 4M Downloads Daily, The Windows Store Has Grown 135% Since October

Buried in its MWC slides, Microsoft announced that it now serves 4 million application downloads daily from the Windows Store, the application marketplace for Windows 8.x. Four million downloads pe

Paid Game Downloads Spike 34% On The Windows Store In November, But Microsoft Obscures Other Data Points

In November, paid downloads of games on the Windows Store grew 34.12 percent, while free game downloads grew a more modest 13.41┬ápercent. In the month, the Windows Store’s assortment of games s

Microsoft’s Windows Store Averaged 1.7M Daily Downloads In October, Up Nearly 40% From June

According to information Microsoft provides to developers, the Windows Store marketplace for applications on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 racked up roughly 1.7 million daily downloads, both free and paid

Windows 8.1 Preview Gets Redesigned Windows Store With Automatic App Updates And Bing-Powered Recommendations

For the Windows 8.1 Preview, Microsoft took a close look at its Windows Store and decided to give it a facelift and make a few changes to the way the operating system handles Store apps. Windows Store

Microsoft To Host Free App Labs For Windows 8 Developers In 30 Cities Around The World

It's no secret that Microsoft is doing its best to get more developers to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.windowsstore.com/">write apps</a> for its Windows 8 platform. Today, the company is <a tar

Netflix Launches Its Windows 8 App

The Windows 8 Store could sure use a few good apps before the official Windows 8 launch later this month, but at least we're seeing a slow trickle of interesting apps from known brands now. One of the

Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

As <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/08/valve-launching-creativity-software-on-steam-this-september/">anticipated</a> in August, digital game seller Steam is now offering Windows

Microsoft’s Windows Store Is Now Open For All Developers In 120 Markets

Microsoft just announced that the <a target="_blank" href="http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/apps">Windows Store</a>, the app store for the company's upcoming Windows 8 release, is now open

Where Are The Killer Apps For Windows 8 Metro?

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/17/windows-8-youll-absolutely-hate-it-at-first-but-give-it-a-chance-anyway/">Love it or hate it</a>, but Windows 8 will <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.co