Microsoft In Talks For Store Location On Fifth Ave — Right Next To Apple

Kate Patrick Contributor
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The New York Daily News is out with a new report: Microsoft is in talks to build a store on Fifth Ave — just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Apple’s glass cube of famed tech goods.

Retail broker Faith Hope Consolo told The Daily News that a Microsoft store so close to Apple would create “drama.”

“For Microsoft to land on Fifth Avenue just a few blocks from Apple would certainly be interesting,” Consolo told The Daily News. “It would be very dramatic.”

Apparently, Microsoft has a history of following Apple around. When Apple opened a location in Palo Alto, for example, Microsoft immediately opened their own location right next door and celebrated their grand opening with a free Maroon 5 concert, according to TechCrunch.

In 2012, Microsoft set up shop in Times Square, but only for a short period of time. Now it seems Microsoft plans to create an official NYC base — right next to Apple, where Microsoft can keep a very close eye on the competition.

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