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Microsoft Won’t Charge For App Updates

When Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) announced the terms for its mobile app store one major concern was that developers would have to pay up to $99 to update their applications, whether it was a completely new version or just a typing error. Microsoft has changed that particular condition, and now minor bug fixes as well as second-generation releases with new features and capabilities will be free of charge, reports ZDNet UK. It notes that: “Charging for updates could have resulted in either developer apathy at the prospect of having to fork over $99 every time they discovered a bug, or a host of buggy applications frozen in time in order to avoid the update fees.”