matt.shadbolt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 19:16:35 CDT 2011
Microsoft had a direct dig at vmware recently (good video IMO)
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 4:23 AM, Jima <nanog at jima.tk> wrote:
> > Once upon a time, Jima <nanog at jima.tk> said:
> >> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Owen DeLong wrote:
> >> > I was at Valley Fair mall the other day. Micr0$0ft is apparently
> >> building
> >> > a
> >> > new store directly across from the Apple store there.
> >> It's funny; they did the exact same thing at Mall of America maybe a
> >> year
> >> ago. I guess your report confirms it was a strategy, rather than a
> >> really absurd coincidence.
> > They could be following the (possibly urban legend) Burger King model.
> > Supposedly, McDonald's would spend a bunch of time and money doing
> > market research, surveys, and such before placing a new restaurant.
> > Burger King would wait for McDonald's to spend the time and money, and
> > then open a new restaurant across the street.
> Oh, wow; been a few years since I heard that one. I'll admit, it seems
> at least remotely viable.
> No, in the MoA case I'd say it's more about obvious, direct competition;
> of all the (according to the site) 4.3 miles of potential storefront at
> Mall of America, Microsoft chose *directly across the hallway* from the
> long-standing Apple Store. (Okay, that might be hyperbole -- it may have
> been a shop or two down, as well; I forget.)
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