How Nokia Flexes Microsoft's Muscle to Lure Reluctant App Developers

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When Instagram announced last week that its app would be available for Windows Phones, it plugged the most gaping hole in Microsoft’s mobile platform. Considering the company is acquiring Nokia’s devices business, which has made a point of packing ridiculously good cameras into smartphones, not having the world’s most prominent photography app was just embarrassing.

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