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Microsoft's Expansion on iOS Continues With New MSN-Branded Apps

Microsoft today released a suite of five consumer apps under the MSN brand, bringing news, health, and other previously Windows Phone-exclusive apps from the Bing team to the iOS platform (via ZDNet). This launch follows the recent expansion of Microsoft's Office for iOS suite to the iPhone that produced standalone versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Apple's smartphone devices.

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The suite of MSN apps include MSN News [Direct Link], MSN Sports [Direct Link], MSN Food & Drink [Direct Link], MSN Money [Direct Link] and MSN Health & Fitness [Direct Link], which integrates with Apple's Health app and connects to MSN Health & Fitness on the web. The new MSN apps are available for free and downloadable now from the iOS App Store. Android versions are also being made available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The push to bring these apps to iOS and other platforms like Android is part of larger initiative at Microsoft to drive the adoption of the company's desktop and cloud services by making its mobile apps available across a variety of platforms. This new direction is being spearheaded by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who replaced long-time Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer earlier this year.


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52 months ago
Super! Now I just have to wait for the AOL and Netscape branded apps to come along...
Rating: 18 Votes
52 months ago
I thought they got rid of the MSN brand.
Rating: 13 Votes
52 months ago
Meh. They still haven't released Windows for iPhone. Shame.
Rating: 10 Votes
52 months ago
The more apps the better. I'll certainly have a look. Just wonder about that "MSN" brand. Feels like the late 90's :eek:
Rating: 9 Votes
52 months ago
Those icons look like something Jonathan Ive could have designed. Unapologetically bland.
Rating: 9 Votes
52 months ago
aka

The Google approach.
Rating: 7 Votes
52 months ago
They couldn't have just made an all-in-one app out of those?
Rating: 7 Votes
52 months ago
Do these come on 3.5" floppy or CD?
Rating: 7 Votes
52 months ago
As others have said, cool re. the apps.

But the branding is a bit goofy.

Very MS.
Rating: 6 Votes
52 months ago

Super! Now I just have to wait for the AOL and Netscape branded apps to come along.,,


I hope it makes the 90's dial up noise when you open the AOL app! :p
Rating: 5 Votes

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