Microsoft is offering "at least $200" in gift card money for your gently used iPhone 4S or 5. The offer starts today and runs until November 3rd, and mirrors a similar iPad offer that began earlier this month. [Microsoft Store via Verge] » 9/27/13 12:46pm 9/27/13 12:46pm

32 Microsoft Retail Stores Will Invade America for the Holidays

When Microsoft starts selling its Windows 8 Surface tablets next month, it'll be at a major retail disadvantage to Apple. Unlike its arch-nemesis, Microsoft doesn't have 275 branded stores for consumers to line up outside of in anticipation of new products. Microsoft is hoping to tip the scales at least a little bit … » 9/10/12 1:21pm 9/10/12 1:21pm

Microsoft's San Diego Store Opening On iPhone 4 Launch Day

Uh-oh, I hope San Diego's Apple store won't have too many people queuing outside on June 24th for an iPhone 4. That could be pretty embarrassing for the Microsoft store opening four doors down, on the very same day. » 6/11/10 6:37am 6/11/10 6:37am

Awkward Microsoft Store Dances Are Why I Shop Online

These staffers at the Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, CA might seem really excited, but the clearly rehearsed dance routine comes across more like some kind of Stockholm syndrome. » 11/17/09 9:26am 11/17/09 9:26am

Stuff We Didn't Post Today (and Why)

Apple Tablet? Microsoft Courier? Pshaw, I'll Take eviGroup...Like Peter Cetera, It's Hard for CNBC To Say "I'm Sorry"...Verizon to Apple: "Please Baby, Come Back, I'll Do Anything!"...Microsoft's Apple Store Copycatting Conspiracy Gets Creepier » 10/26/09 11:00pm 10/26/09 11:00pm

Microsoft's First Retail Store Opens (Like Apple Store With More Colors)

You've seen the mockup of the Microsoft Store, now step inside for a look around the real thing. We asked Phoenix-area stringer Dennis Tarwood to head over to the snooty mall and check things out. Here's what he experienced: » 10/22/09 5:00pm 10/22/09 5:00pm

Microsoft Starts Peddling Other Companies' PCs, Software Online

Sorry Scottsdale, the prize for the first Microsoft store location to open its doors goes to... the internet? Moving beyond their own branded products, Microsoft has started hawking other companies' Windows-friendly wares online, from laptops to Photoshop to PC accessories. » 10/22/09 9:09am 10/22/09 9:09am

Microsoft's Store in Mission Viejo Opens Oct. 29

Man, Microsoft is all about the teeny-boppers. Ashley Tisdale will serenade (confuse?) Windows 7 shoppers in Scottsdale this Thursday, and now 15-year old popster, Justin Bieber, is locked-in for its second store: Mission Viejo in Southern Cali. Weird. [Microsoft] » 10/20/09 10:50am 10/20/09 10:50am

Microsoft Store Grand Opening Features Giveaways, Swag... Ashley…

It looks like Microsoft is going to hit its deadline with the whole Microsoft Store thing. As these Scottsdale newspaper ads show, prizes, Windows products and—yes my fellow teenie boppers—Ashley Tisdale are all arriving on October 22. » 10/18/09 5:10pm 10/18/09 5:10pm

First Microsoft Store May Open for Windows 7's Arrival

Ready for sprawling aisles of Microsoft stuff, a guru bar, and giant wall-sized screens? The first store in Scottsdale, Arizona is receiving its final touches, and may open on, or just after Oct 22, according to the Wall Street Journal. » 10/16/09 6:59am 10/16/09 6:59am

Need a Job? Microsoft Hiring for Retail Stores

Good news for the unemployed: Microsoft has posted job listings for its retail stores. Those living near or around Scottsdale, AZ or Mission Viejo, CA can now apply to work in one of the wall sized screen equipped stores. » 8/21/09 11:50am 8/21/09 11:50am

Microsoft Flower Power Logo Suggests Leaked Store Plans Are a Go

Microsoft's official line on those leaked store plans were "early concepts," but besides the short timeline between the plans' July 7 date and construction, Microsoft's filed a trademark for the "INCLUSIVE EXUBERANCE" flower-power logo detailed inside. » 8/10/09 3:20pm 8/10/09 3:20pm

Watch Out Cinnabon

Microsoft's upcoming retail location looks just about what you'd expect from a mall shop under construction. Right around the corner would be Lane Bryant and Ladies Foot Locker, two stores who have very little clientele in common. [Twitpic] » 8/07/09 8:09pm 8/07/09 8:09pm

Leak: Inside the Microsoft Store With Wall-Sized Screens and the…

We've been wondering what the Microsoft's retail shops are going to be like. Well, according to a Powerpoint presentation leaked to us, it's going to make the Apple Store look downright boring. UPDATE: Microsoft comments. » 7/24/09 5:15pm 7/24/09 5:15pm

Microsoft Plotting Stores With Former Apple Retail Genius

The guy who engineered the Apple Store's primo real estate strategy is now helping Microsoft plan their retail assault on Apple Store as a consultant. So opening next door with 8x Genius power is just the beginning. [Techflash via TUAW] » 7/21/09 6:00pm 7/21/09 6:00pm

Microsoft Online Store Lets You Download Windows and Office

Microsoft is just now launching a real online store? Yep. It's still definitely a 1.0 experience—not a bad start, just very basic. You can buy meatspace goods like hardware, software discs and Xbox 360 games, but the kicker is that you can directly download software now, even Windows and Office. It seems wrong that… » 11/14/08 10:45am 11/14/08 10:45am