Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

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http://techcrunch.com – As anticipated in August, digital game seller Steam is now offering Windows non-game applications. It acts like a traditional app store. After the reviewing process, apps are available to purchase in a centralized store. Users can choose where to install their apps in the latest Steam beta. However, like Amazon’s Appstore for Android, Valve can discount apps if it thinks that it would benefit the customer and the developer. Right now, only a handful of apps are available. It was important for Valve to open the store before the release of Windows 8 to minimize the vendor lock-in effect. U (IT news)