Microsoft has slowly been catching up on filling the Windows Phone store with big-name apps, and according to Bloomberg Businessweek , that may be thanks to some financial encouragement. Microsoft is reportedly paying some companies $100,000 or more to build apps for its mobile OS. Though no specific apps are named, Microsoft has landed a number of favorites in just the last few months, including Pandora , Temple Run , and Jetpack Joyride . Of course, Temple Run ‘s arrival came five months after Temple Run 2 hit iOS .
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Microsoft reportedly paying developers $100,000 or more to build apps