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Microsoft rumored to build single app store for Windows Phone, Windows

Microsoft is planning to consolidate its Windows Phone Store mobile app marketplace with its Windows Store for desktop software, sources told  The Verge.

Microsoft's Windows Phone Store tops 9M daily transactions, targeted ads coming

Application downloads and in-app purchases from Microsoft's Windows Phone Store have eclipsed 9 million per day worldwide, said Todd Brix, senior director of the company's Windows Phone Apps Team.

Microsoft launches Windows Phone App Studio to simplify development

Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone App Studio, a free, Web-based mobile software development tool enabling users to build applications without coding expertise.

Canalys: Windows Phone, BlackBerry missing most top iOS, Android apps

A majority of the most popular applications optimized for Apple's iOS and Google's Android are not available for the rival Windows Phone and BlackBerry platforms, research firm Canalys reports.

Rumor Mill: Microsoft ditching Points currency for multi-platform gift card system

Microsoft is eliminating its Points virtual currency system in favor of a new gift card system spanning platforms including Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox.

Facebook moves to kill copycat apps for Microsoft's Windows Phone

Facebook has contacted Microsoft to request the removal of more than three-dozen copycat mobile social networking apps optimized for the Windows Phone operating system.

Microsoft testing 'major redesign' Facebook for Windows Phone

Microsoft is asking Windows Phone users to test drive a new beta version of its official Facebook application.

Canalys: App store downloads surge 11% in Q1, revenues reach $2.2B

Downloads from the four leading application storefronts--Apple's App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Microsoft's Windows Phone Store--climbed to a total of 13.4 billion worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, an 11 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2012, research firm Canalys reports.

Microsoft: Games fueling 60% of Windows Phone Store app revenues

Mobile games now drive more than one-third of Windows Phone Store downloads and 60 percent of total app revenues, Microsoft reports. Close to half of the top 50 Windows Phone developers create games for the platform, the firm adds.

Microsoft job posting hints at unified Windows Phone, Windows platform

A now-removed job posting indicates Microsoft is moving to unify its mobile and desktop software platforms, making applications written for its Windows Phone operating system available across Windows 8/Windows RT PCs and tablets and vice versa.