Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Rewards delivers Xbox gift card discounts, Microsoft being sued over Windows phone and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft Rewards adds Starbucks, Pizza Express, Debenhams and more gift cards in the UK

To please Microsoft Rewards’ UK members, Microsoft is adding a range of new gift card options that points can be redeemed for. The new gift cards cover some of the UKs top retailers, such as Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Starbucks.

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Hot Deal: $5 and $10 Xbox Gift Cards discounted at Microsoft Rewards

Not only do Microsoft Rewards’ UK members get new gift cards, but those in the US are able to redeem Xbox gift cards at a discounted rate, allowing their points to go further ahead of the festive season.

MS Rewards Quiz

Microsoft being sued, Some Windows phones possibly infringed on patents

In a sudden twist in the world of Windows phone, Microsoft is reportedly being sued for infringing on patents in its Lumia 950 and 950 XL handsets. Lemaire Illumination is suing Microsoft over infringements of LED technology in the devices, such as the flashing of LED lights, and how they manipulate colour.

Lumia 950XL

Microsoft launches Who’s In as standalone iOS & Android app

To aid in organising outings with friends, Microsoft is making its Who’s In iMessage add-on available as a standalone app, on both iOS and Android. This makes it even easier to organise the outings.

The app was not found in the store. 🙁
The app was not found in the store. 🙁

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.