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NewsPoster Dec 29, 2013 07:53 PM
Briefly: Microsoft offers Windows Phone 8 games, Rdio shutters Vdio
Owners of Windows Phone 8 devices can now download updated versions of classic Windows desktop games, according to the company <a href="" rel='nofollow'>blog</a>. The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Microsoft Solitaire Collection</a>, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Minesweeper</a>, and <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Mahjong</a> are all listed in the Windows Phone Store, and introduce features such as Xbox Live integration, stat tracking, and the option to start a game on one device then completing it at a later time on another. <br />
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<div align='center'><img src='' style='max-width: 100%;' alt='Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows Phone 8' border='0' pagespeed_url_hash="2747544897"/><br/><span class='minor2'>Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows Phone 8</span></div><br />
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<strong>Rdio closes Vdio streaming rental service after six months of operation</strong><br />
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Rdio has shut down its <a href=" ion/" rel='nofollow'>Vdio streaming service</a> in the United States and the United Kingdom, just six months after its launch. The Vdio team advised that it discontinued the service because it was "not able to deliver the differentiated customer experience" it was aiming for, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>reports</a> <em>TechCrunch</em>. Customers of the service, which offered per-item rentals and sales of TV shows and films to users instead of the all-you-can-eat subscription used by Netflix, will be receiving an <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Amazon gift card</a> for their troubles.
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