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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace DRM cracked

December 29th, 2010

The digital rights management (DRM) security used by Microsoft to protect apps in its Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has been cracked, enthusiast blog WPCentral reports. Though the technology needed to do so is not yet in the hands of the general public, the DRM protecting paid applications can now easily be stripped off of apps. …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace set to reach 5,000-app milestone

December 28th, 2010

Microsoft is set to reach another mobile milestone Tuesday as its Windows Phone 7 Marketplace passes the 5,000-app mark. The Marketplace reached 4,000 apps just 12 days ago, and it took 20 days to jump from 3,000 to 4,000. At its current pace, the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace could overtake Palm’s webOS App Catalog as soon …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now home to 2,000 apps

November 8th, 2010

Following concerns that Windows Phone 7 wouldn’t have enough titles support to satisfy the new wave of app-hungry smartphone users, Microsoft confirmed Monday that developer support has exceeded expectations. In a post on The Windows Phone Developer Blog, Microsoft’s Todd Brix announced that the Windows Marketplace for Mobile is now home to approximately 2,000 apps …

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace regulations, features detailed

June 8th, 2010

Ars Technica has an interesting write-up on the rules and regulations developers will have to follow in order to publish to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. For the most part, Microsoft’s terms seem pretty standard — especially when compared to other mobile application ecosystems such as Android’s Market or Apple’s App Store — however, there are a few …