16 Jul 2009

Microsoft stores to open near Apple outlets

9:56 am on 16 July 2009

Microsoft Corp is to open retail stores close to those of Apple Inc this fall.

Chief operating officer Kevin Turner made the announcement at a webcast conference in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Microsoft announced in February that it would open its own chain of branded stores, hiring a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc executive to run them. Few details have emerged since then.