Software developers make or break a platform, as Microsoft's Steve Ballmer once famously stressed, but that shiny new Windows Phone 7 site has angered a mildly important one. Rovio Mobile, developer of the wildly popular Angry Birds game,
tweets that it's presently 'not committed' to bring the game to Windows
Phone, and that the above icon is being used in Microsoft marketing
completely without permission. While it's possible this is just some
sort of mix-up and Rovio just wanted to make its own announcement
("nothing to do with if we do or don't, it's just that we decide that
ourselves," the company added in a later tweet), it wouldn't be the
first time Microsoft's engaged in shady business to inflate its new app store.
Update: Microsoft sent TechFlash
the following statement: "It appears information was mistakenly posted
to Microsoft's website, and has been removed." Sure enough, the
offending logo is gone now.