Ex-Apple real estate chief now working on Microsoft retail stores

We told you recently that Apple and Microsoft were getting into a street fight as Microsoft plans to build retail outlets next to Apple’s. In order to do so, Microsoft has hired the person who worked on finding the prime locations for the Apple stores in the first place. Georges Blankenship is said to be consulting for Microsoft on the subject. Some think that Microsoft did not hireMr. Blankenship as an employee to avoid many non-competitive agreement pitfalls related to his former employment byApple. The first Microsoft stores are scheduled to open on Oct 22, for the Windows 7 launch.

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