One Windows Store to rule them all

Why have two stores when one big one will suffice? It worked for Wal-Mart. Now, Microsoft is going to see if it can work for them.

Microsoft is planning to combine its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single app store. Sources familiar with the company’s plans have revealed to¬†The Vergethat Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group, confirmed the move in an internal company meeting today attended by thousands of Microsoft employees. We’re told that Myerson committed to the “next releases” of Windows and Windows Phone, which we understand to be Windows Phone 8.1 and a special update planned for Windows 8.1. Both are due to be ready in spring 2014.

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