Just as Microsoft is reportedly phasing out Microsoft Points, Amazon is launching a similar virtual currency
Amazon hopes Coins increases the flow of money into its Kindle Fire ecosystem (coins image: Shutterstock)
If you’ve ever owned an Xbox, you’re probably familiar with one of the most annoying payment systems known to humankind: Microsoft Points. They’re great for Microsoft’s bottom line, and nothing but a hassle for customers. Well, the folks at Redmond may finally be ready for change – as the dreaded points are reportedly on their way out. Yet, not far away – at that other Seattle-area tech company – Amazon just launched a similar payment scheme for its Kindle Fire ecosystem.
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