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

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

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

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

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 the … » 11/14/08 10:45am 11/14/08 10:45am