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Top Tech Stories of the Day: Microsoft Moving Windows to Rapid Release Cycle

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At Microsoft?s annual Build conference CEO Steve Ballmer said, "We are moving to an absolutely rapid release cycle." Microsoft is using a three-day conference to give people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company's flagship operating system. A preview version of Windows 8.1 was released at the start of the Build conference for Microsoft partners and other technology developers. Microsoft continues to throw money down the Windows Phone well, perhaps buoyed by signs its ongoing marketing and platform support efforts are shifting the needle a few fractions. More evidence ? presumably ? of Ballmer?s money-throwing commitment to make its smartphone OS stick: carrier Telefonica has announced it will be collaborating with Microsoft to ?promote and foster sales? of Windows Phone 8.

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