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Microsoft is pushing into Lebanon's applications market as part of the PC giant's focus on touch-screen technologies, phones and tablets.Microsoft recently held an event at the Playroom in Dora to introduce Lebanese businesses and developers to its most recent products: new operating system Windows 8.1 and Office 365 software. Like the dual system of Windows 8, which debuted about a year and a half ago, Windows 8.1 is part of the company's recent focus on touch-screen technology.Microsoft's expansion into tablets and touch-screen computers has had an effect on the local app market, as the company works with local developers on applications for Lebanon and the greater region, app developers said at the Microsoft event last week. That shouldn't take long, as the company provides a number of educational and support programs that encourage young app developers to work on Windows platforms.
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