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Retail strategies attract Apple, Microsoft

Apple hires a former Sony executive, responsible for the Metreon complex, while Microsoft ties up with RadioShack.

 

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Apple hires a former Sony executive, responsible for the Metreon complex, while Microsoft ties up with RadioShack.

"[Apple's] alienated most of the retail community at one time or another."

- David Goldstein, president of Channel Marketing.

 


Apple may be heading toward opening retail stores
update Apple confirms it recently hired a former Sony executive, one of many moves seen as a strong indication that the company is interested in matching Gateway.

Apple's new domain names spark interest
The company this week registers several Net domain names that could be related to a retail venture wherein Apple would open stores that feature only Apple and related-Mac products.

Behind the Redmond-RadioShack alliance
Microsoft invests $100 million in the electronics retailer and forms an alliance to promote Web technologies and consumer products within RadioShack stores.