Microsoft Talks Up Windows 8 Apps

One of the "knocks" on Windows 8 prior to it's official launch is a conspicuous lack of apps for the platform - currently numbering around 3,000. Microsoft appears to be taking the bull by the horns on this one, as they are predicting (promising?) 100,000 apps available on the Windows store by the end of January 2013, a scant three months after the official launch. The apps are important, as they will feature integrated ads, and so could be an important revenue source in the future.