“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.]
Microsoft digs deeper into their pit of delusion.
Microsoft: is there no beginning to their talent?
From now on bing and decide. http://www.bing.com
Giving away concert tickets to have people come to their grand opening?
Just put an ad in the paper and tell people the first 1,000 people to stand in line get $50 each.
Geez, if this goes any further, Microshaft will have to give away new Apple products to get people to attend their grand openings.
Yawn. [Crickets chirping]
I hear the loud screeches of chimps with this “big day”
Come on Ballmer 4 REAL? SERIOUSLY?
Yeah, this was in the local news out here. The only thing going for them is there is no open space near the Apple store in that mall.
What is harder to accept than this is the fact that nobody is posting recent pics of the two current MS Stores.
Surely somebody that visits MDN must live in the same region. Or did MS actually find locations that Mac is not?
Their talent runs the gamut from “a” to “b”.
(/parphrase of Dorothy Parker)
I live Phoenix, AZ. I heard a radio ad for Microsoft Store in Scottsdale Arizona.
The ad was simply saying.. it is easy to buy a new PC and setup etc… Anyway, it was very lame.
Am I the only one who thinks bing is kind of cool? I still you google though.
When will apple come out with their own search engine?
not you google but use it.
third retail store????
do they already have two??? that’s surprising, looks like no body pays attentions to microsoft stores.
Bing is actually not a bad search engine. Apple has no plans to offer its own search engine. Steve Jobs said it himself at the D8 conference. In iOS4, Bing will be available in the search field along with Giggle and Yahoo!
That’s just great.
Colorado get’s all the fools. First balloon boy — now a Microsoft store. We’re gonna’ be the laughing stock of the nation.
Stephen Colbert is gonna give us hell.