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Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

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The Microsoft Store will start Black Friday earlier than most retailers by kicking off its sales extravaganza online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12 a.m. Pacific time. It's not clear if there will be a difference between the sales online on Thursday and those at Microsoft Store locations on...
Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

Skype launches gift cards, lets parents drop hints to distant kids

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Many empty-nester parents would like nothing more than to hear from their kids every now and then. For them, Skype's new gift cards might be the perfect not-so-subtle clue: both digital and physical cards are going on sale today that offer $10 or more in credit, either for the...
Skype launches gift cards, lets parents drop hints to distant kids
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Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook, $799 Including $200 Coupon

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The Microsoft Store is selling Acer's Aspire S3-951 ultrabook for only $799--plus it's throwing in a $200 coupon, and free shipping....
Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook, $799 Including $200 Coupon

Microsoft Updates Kinect Hardware For Official Windows Release

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We’ve known for some time that Microsoft would be bringing official Kinect support to Windows this week, but one thing they kept quiet was the fact that they’d be debuting a new version of the hardware as well. It’s not tiny, as some hoped, or built into the bezel of...
Microsoft Updates Kinect Hardware For Official Windows Release
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Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

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Microsoft's Surface debuted to crowds of early adopters across the U.S. Friday, as the Windows RT-powered tablet went on sale. About 100 people waited outside Boston's Microsoft Store to buy the Surface tablet, which runs a new version of Windows. Unlike previous versions of the operating system, Windows RT...
Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

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The store in all her glory. (Photo: Joe Zaga on Instagram) Does employee training at Microsoft now just consist of watching CEO Steve Ballmer flipping his shit on loop? After attending the opening of the company’s new store in Times Square, we can’t help but wonder. The store itself–the first...
Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

Microsoft opens Windows 8 Pro reservations in the US, as PC and tablet preorders begin

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch campaign has kicked into gear today after it announced that it has opened up upgrades to its Windows 8 Pro operating system, with preorders for a number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets also beginning today. The company says that from today, customers can reserve DVD...
Microsoft opens Windows 8 Pro reservations in the US, as PC and tablet preorders begin

Apple vs. Microsoft: War at the store

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One generates lines around the block with every product launch. The other one wants to. A by-the-numbers comparison reveals their differences. FORTUNE — Strolling around the Microsoft Store in Santa Clara, Calif., there’s no getting around the fact that you’ve seen this all before. Like, across the street — where...
Apple vs. Microsoft: War at the store

Galaxy Nexus owner refused prize upon beating Windows Phone challenge, receives apology and loot later

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Skatter Tech’s Sahas Katta posted a blog yesterday about his Windows Phone challenge experience and explained how he beat the contest using a Galaxy Nexus, but the store withheld his prize “just because.” Katta claimed he beat a “Get Smoked” Windows Phone challenge at the Santa Clara Microsoft Store yesterday. The assigned...
Galaxy Nexus owner refused prize upon beating Windows Phone challenge, receives apology and loot later

Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

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Microsoft is expanding its line of ‘specialty’ stores in the United States, opening two locations in Florida and New York today. The company also made plans public to three more in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island. ‘Specialty’ stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations, more ‘out in the open.’ They still...
Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

Microsoft slashes prices on Windows 8 hybrids and tablets

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Now's a good time to buy a Windows 8 tablet or hybrid for cheap, with Microsoft slashing prices on several PCs in its online store. The Microsoft Store's reduced prices apply to standalone tablets, hybrid PCs with detachable keyboards, and convertibles with built-in keyboards. And these are full Windows...
Microsoft slashes prices on Windows 8 hybrids and tablets
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TNW's Windows 8 cheat sheet: What, when, where, how much, and should you?

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The launch of a new version of Windows is always a critical moment for Microsoft; the operating and its market dominance forms the first layer of its business foundation. The release of Windows 8, however, is special. There hasn’t been a release this large for Microsoft since Windows 95. Here...
TNW's Windows 8 cheat sheet: What, when, where, how much, and should you?

Greenpeace summons Clippy to diss Microsoft's data centers

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Original Clippy Having failed to establish a dialog with Microsoft on the issue of renewable energy, Greenpeace turned to Microsoft Office mascot Clippy to gain attention. A group of Greenpeace activists, including one dressed up as the much-maligned paperclip, visited a Microsoft Store in Palo Alto, California Thursday. For...
Greenpeace summons Clippy to diss Microsoft's data centers

Microsoft Store arrives in Hawaii, with help from Macklemore

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Hey, maybe it’s time for a quick trip to Hawaii! Microsoft is opening up its first retail store in the Hawaiian Islands this week, at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, and continuing its tradition of leveraging music stars to generate buzz with free concerts. Appearing this time: Seattle’s own...
Microsoft Store arrives in Hawaii, with help from Macklemore
Nokia Lumia 800 bundle now at Microsoft Stores for $899

Discounted Windows 8 hybrids earn a second look

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We reconsider several Windows 8 laptop/tablet convertibles in the wake of Microsoft Store price cuts. [Read more]...
Discounted Windows 8 hybrids earn a second look

Windows 8 touch ultrabooks see price cuts at Microsoft Store

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Touch ultrabooks are coming down from their rarefied pricing tiers at the Micorosft Store. [Read more]...
Windows 8 touch ultrabooks see price cuts at Microsoft Store

Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

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Notebook manufacturers appear to be lowering the prices of some Windows 8 notebooks and tablets, presumably pinched by underperforming Windows 8 demand or a a slow selling season. Six out of the fourteen Windows 8 notebooks or tablets sold by Microsoft via its Windows Store now come with discounts attached, CNET...
Prices Of Windows 8 Machines Are Falling. Wow, Demand Must Be Red Hot!

Microsoft investigating issue with pen detection affecting subset of Surface Pro owners

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A key selling point for the Surface Pro is its inclusion of ‘pen’ technology, in that is ships with a pen, and can accept that form of input, granting users another method by which to interact with the device. Since the launch of the Surface Pro, Microsoft has already promised...
Microsoft investigating issue with pen detection affecting subset of Surface Pro owners
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Microsoft’s first UK store set for London, opening in March 2013

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Opening 19 stores in the US to mixed success and more to come, Microsoft is set to invade the UK and open its very first retail outlet in London in March of next year, The Verge reports. According to sources, Microsoft will first launch an online retail presence for UK consumers...
Microsoft’s first UK store set for London, opening in March 2013
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11 Apple iPads per hour vs. zero Microsoft Surface tablets

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A survey compared sales at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in the Mall of America FORTUNE -- On Saturday we posted side-by-side videos showing Black Friday shopping activity at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in Lone Tree, Colo. The videos left the impression that there was...
11 Apple iPads per hour vs. zero Microsoft Surface tablets

Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?

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Apple plans to open a bigger retail store at Bellevue Square this Saturday, moving to a new location in the mall. They’re hosting a grand reopening ceremony on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., giving away T-shirts to the first 1,000 guests. (What, no Miley Cyrus tickets like when Microsoft opened its...
Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?

Ridiculously Pricey Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now In MS Retail Stores

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We’ve talked about the Lumia line quite a bit in the past few months, but the series is finally starting to feel real. Just last week the 900 was made available for pre-order, and today we’re seeing reports that the staggeringly high-priced Lumia 800 bundle is just hanging out on...
Ridiculously Pricey Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now In MS Retail Stores
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