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Microsoft begins phasing out its Points currency, starting with Windows 8

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Microsoft’s often misunderstood digital currency ‘Microsoft Points’ may soon be dropped from the company’s growing number of media services, after it was revealed that it has been dropped in favor of cash values in Windows 8. The Verge reports that Microsoft is now showing cash values next to music downloads and movie rentals in its default Windows 8 applications, dropping the Points currency, which often confused users as they tried to work out just how much a digital item would cost them. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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