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Windows Marketplace For Mobile Kill Switch Details

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    Last Updated: September 19, 2009


    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft recently gave more details on Windows Marketplace for Mobile during the Tech Ed New Zealand 2009 session titled ‘Distributing and Monetizing Applications through Windows Marketplace Mobile,’ led by Loke Uei Tan, Senior Product Manager on the Windows Mobile Team. Geekzone covered the event in good detail, but one of their points caused a lot of uproar in the blogosphere: ‘If an application is approved but later removed from the marketplace it will then be automatically removed from all mobile devices.’ That sounded a bit ominous to Ars Technica, so they checked in with Microsoft. ‘In the vast majority of instances where an application is removed from Windows Marketplace for Mobile, users of this application will continue to be able to use these applications on their phones,’ a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. ‘In the rare event an application from Marketplace exhibits harmful behavior or has unforeseen effects, Marketplace has the capability to remotely uninstall these applications. While we hope to avoid this scenario, we will make refunds available in such cases.’”

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