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Microsoft to open own retail stores

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:46 am

I wish Microsoft would stop trying to copy everything Apple does. Unless they're going to focus on the Xbox, I really don't think they're trendy enough to have their own retail stores.

http://www.reuters.com/article/apple/id ... 7120090213

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) announced plans on Thursday to open its own chain of branded stores as it looks to catch up with rival Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) successful move into retailing.

The world's largest software company, which also makes the Xbox video game console and the Zune digital music player, did not say how many stores it was looking to open, or when, or which of its products would be on sale.

That is to be decided by David Porter, a former DreamWorks Animation (DWA.N) executive, which Microsoft named as its new vice president of retail stores.
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Re: Microsoft to open own retail stores

Postby Dartman on Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:15 pm

HHHHMMMM! Zunes, Xboxes and windows 7, gonna be a big store. I spose they'll sell any software they make, joysticks, keyboards, stuff like that.
If they offer good prices(Doubtful) it might be OK.
I agree, they aren't Apple and wont pull in the trendy people like apple does.
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