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NewsWanted: a universal application packaging format for .NET PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 11:50 
NewsHacking the <a> tag in 100 characters [modified] PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 11:50 
GeneralRe: Brian’s Stupid Feed Tricks Pinmemberlewax0019-Mar-13 14:22 
GeneralRe: Brian’s Stupid Feed Tricks PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 14:27 
GeneralRe: Hacking the <a> tag in 100 characters PinmemberBernhard Hiller20-Mar-13 0:13 
GeneralRe: Hacking the <a> tag in 100 characters PinmemberBrisingr Aerowing28-Mar-13 14:54 
NewsBrian’s Stupid Feed Tricks PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 11:49 
NewsMicrosoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberCollin Jasnoch19-Mar-13 10:35 
http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/19/4124548/microsoft-paying-developers-cash-for-windows-apps[^]
 
Quote:
Microsoft has claimed Windows 8 is off to a "solid start" with 60 million licenses sold so far and 100 million app downloads, but the company doesn't always speak app numbers and figures. The latest promotion could be a good way to generate interest in the platforms, but it's questionable whether this will generate quality applications vs. quantity. Microsoft is relying heavily on third-party developers to build next-generation apps for its Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms, but the company still lags behind the numbers and big name apps available on iOS and Android.

 
Assuming the stores problem is the lack of solid apps I am failing to see the logic here. I doubt $100 is really going to entice a software firm to make a stellar product. In fact, the $100 is likely to entice numerous fluff apps that degrade further the average usefulness of applications with in the store.
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.

GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberLloyd Atkinson19-Mar-13 10:53 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberDan Neely20-Mar-13 2:46 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon20-Mar-13 3:05 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps Pinmemberszukuro19-Mar-13 12:30 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberClifford Nelson19-Mar-13 12:40 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon19-Mar-13 12:47 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps Pinmemberwout de zeeuw20-Mar-13 0:51 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps [modified] Pinmemberdusty_dex20-Mar-13 2:08 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberCollin Jasnoch20-Mar-13 2:18 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps Pinmemberwout de zeeuw20-Mar-13 2:47 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberDan Neely20-Mar-13 2:48 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberCollin Jasnoch20-Mar-13 3:23 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps PinmemberRob Grainger20-Mar-13 3:19 
GeneralRe: Microsoft offers $100 for new aps Pinmemberszukuro20-Mar-13 3:53 
NewsData Science Code of Professional Conduct and "Golden Rule" PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 10:20 
NewsA Penetration Tester's Pledge PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 10:20 
NewsSamsung Preparing Wristwatch as It Races Apple for Sales PinstaffTerrence Dorsey19-Mar-13 10:19 

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