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Microsoft Stores (MSFT +0.9%) are coming to China: COO Kevin Turner says the software giant will...

Microsoft Stores (MSFT +0.9%) are coming to China: COO Kevin Turner says the software giant will open its first Chinese retail store soon (he calls the move "very very strategic to us, big time"), and plans to grow its global store count to 101 from 75 in the next 12 months. Last month, Microsoft announced deals to create 700 "Windows Stores" inside of Best Buy and Future Shop outlets.
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  • Sam Liu
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    What's the purpose? To replace the utterly useless after-sales service of its hardware vendors.

     

    Other than that this is very redundant!
    10 Jul 2013, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • Dthampi2009
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    The purpose, which I think, would be to support Steve Ballmer's recent announcement that MSFT will be a "Devices and Services" company. With more direct stores, they intend to bring in several new innovative products ( devices), for user "touch and feel" and to create excitement. I think it is a solid move and will greatly help Nokia as well.
    10 Jul 2013, 06:49 PM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    They hire Ron Johnson from JCP?
    10 Jul 2013, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • alphaRAJU
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    Give Microsoft some credit. Great move! Next should be India.
    10 Jul 2013, 04:53 PM Reply Like
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