“Microsoft’s clearly done testing the retail waters. It’s ready to dive in head first according to COO Kevin Turner who recently showed attendees of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference the company’s retail expansion plan,” Matt Burns reports for TechCrunch.
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“The plan is to open an additional 75 retail brick & mortar locations over the next two to three years. That’s a massive uptick from the 11 Microsoft Stores opened over the last two years. Get ready. The Microsoft vs Apple battle is about to come to a mall near you,” Burns reports. “The smart money is on Apple, though.”
MacDailyNews Take: Come on, Balmy, go for 175, at least! (This bigger the mess, the more the next poor bastard CEO will have to clean up.)
Burns reports, “Microsoft is going to lag behind the sheer number of Apple Store locations for sometime if not forever.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For as long as it takes!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Winston,” “Manny S.,” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]
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