Rohit just send me a link few minutes ago. I must have slept for a very long time…
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced plans on Thursday to open its own chain of stores and hired a DreamWorks Animation executive to run them.
The move follows rival Apple Inc’s successful foray into retailing, but comes at a time when consumer spending is under pressure due to the recession.
The company did not say how many stores it was looking to open, or when, or which products would be available.
That is to be decided by David Porter, a former DreamWorksexecutive, which Microsoft named as its new vice president ofretail stores on Thursday.