Tag Archives: Microsoft Store

Microsoft Stores: Throw in the Towel

Microsoft tried to clone the Apple Store. It still hasn’t worked: Microsoft’s stores have a warm decor, plenty of helpful staffers and an array of PCs, phones and devices. They could use a few more customers, though. It’s hard to know exactly how the stores are doing since Microsoft won’t comment on either sales or […]

Does Microsoft Create Objects of Desire?

Peter Bright at Ars Technica on the new flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue: There are still weaknesses of the Microsoft store compared to the Apple store; Apple’s stores are much stronger from a support and maintenance perspective, and this gives both Apple’s hardware and stores a kind of desirability that the PC world can’t […]