“Today’s a big day in suburban Colorado. Microsoft is coming to town, opening a new front in its well-publicized retail war with Apple,” Tim Beyers reports for The Motley Fool.
MacDailyNews Take: A “big day” for whom, exactly? And, some “war,” Tim. Microsoft has three empty boxes that have to dangle free concert tickets to get people to come to their opening vs. Apple’s 250+ retail store worldwide network that makes billions of dollars and generates long lines of people at grand openings and product releases, no concert tickets required.
Beyers reports, “I’m here, surveying the event and somewhat lengthy line, which appears to be comprised of as many fans of Disney Channel’s Demi Lovato as Microsoft technology. Why? The first 1,000 shoppers get tickets to a Lovato performance on Saturday at the Park Meadows Mall, where Apple and now Microsoft both have retail operations.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Those three empty Microsoft Retail Stores are symbolic of a failed, visionless, derivative company. That said, “May Microsoft shareholders remain catatonic, so Steve Ballmer can remain Microsoft CEO for as long as it takes!”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iWill” for the heads up.]