Microsoft apologizes after tweet about Amy Winehouse

The software giant encouraged Twitter members to buy the singer’s last album as a way to honor her memory. The tweet linked to Microsoft’s entertainment marketplace.

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In the tweet, the software giant directed people to Zune, its online entertainment marketplace. The account tweeted an apology after Twitter users began to criticize Microsoft for what appeared to be self-promotion in the face of Winehouse’s unexpected death.

“Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated. Far from the case, we assure you.”

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