Microsoft pulls some Windows Phone web ‘apps’ following complaints

Microsoft started repackaging popular mobile websites into Windows Phone apps earlier this week, but it appears some of the companies involved weren’t aware of the effort. The software giant has now removed three of the apps: Southwest, Cars.com, and Atari Arcade. It’s not clear whether all three will return at some point, but at least one of the removals was related to a complaint from the content owner.

“We have been in communication with Microsoft but have not given them approval to push our content,” says a Southwest spokesperson in a statement to Neowin. “After realizing our discussions are still early, Microsoft removed our content from the store.” One of the apps that has been removed, Atari Arcade, was related to a c…

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