It is quite interesting to note how vertical integration is expected to great greater synergies across the different SBUs for MicroSoft.
Microsoft to launch retail chain
Computer software giant Microsoft has announced plans to open its own stores, at a time when many other retailers are struggling in the economic downturn.
The company plans to sell computers installed with Microsoft software and other products, Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner said.
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