Windows 8 sales off to brisk start
Microsoft reports selling 40 million Windows 8 licenses, Gmail makes large file transfers easier, and several apps get a holiday makeover.
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A Microsoft executive revealed that
40 million licenses of Windows 8 have been sold
since it came out last month. These numbers include both consumers and manufacturers, so Windows 8 isn't in 40 million homes. But to compare, Windows 7 hit sales of 60 million the first two months. Some say
Windows 8 is off to an awkward start
, and there is a
learning curve with the new system
Also in today's tech news roundup:
- Gmail works with Google Drive to let
users send 10GB files
- Vimeo makes it easier to create and share videos on
its new iPhone app
Skype's updated iOS app
lets users connect with a Microsoft account.
- Rdio gave its streaming music player
a new look on Android and iOS
Xbox has an update
to fix issues with SmartGlass and Xbox Music.
- Outlook.com boasts 25 million active users and now has its own Android app.
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