Microsoft Denies Report That It’s Shelling Out Billions To Pay Off Windows Phone Partners

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January 16, 2014 AT 8:34 AM
Microsoft has denied a report by Russian tech blogger, Eldar Murtazin, suggesting that the company plans to pay out billions of dollars in 2014 in an effort to ensure that a number of top smartphone vendors release phones powered by the Windows Phone platform this year. Those vendors include Sony, Samsung, and Huawei. While Microsoft has not denied that payments will be made, the company’s head of communications has gone on record in stating that the numbers in Murtazin’s report are not accurate. “Reality check,” Microsoft’s Frank X. Shaw wrote on Twitter. “Do we do co-marketing with partners? You bet we do."