Clamoring for attention, Microsoft comes to Toronto with a new retail store

Today, each major technology company seems to clamor for attention as it competes for the public’s eye. One of the newest ways to get the public’s attention is store expansion, a torch that Microsoft now carries proudly. Microsoft, which already has opened 29 retails stores across the United States, announced this last week (July 11th, 2012) that the company will open a new retail store in Toronto, Canada later this year. Samsung opened its own store to showcase the new Samsung Galaxy S III in Toronto earlier this week, and Microsoft looks to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs (both the 10.1-inch and 7-inch) this October—the time when Microsoft claims its 10.6-inch Surface tablet will arrive on electronic store shelves.

Microsoft will continue to open stores both domestically and internationally throughout this year and throughout 2013. Although the company has made no direct reference to other international stores, there are rumors of expansion in other countries outside of the US. Microsoft may open a new retail store in the UK next March (2013), what many believe will have London headquarters.

As Microsoft continues to clamor for attention (competing with other major tech companies), the company intends to have approximately 44 new retail stores open by June 2013. Other store locations mentioned for this year include Puerto Rico and convenient ‘Holiday stores’ in various locations. For those living in Toronto, the Microsoft store will be in the Yorkdale Shopping Center—although the date is still unclear on when the store will open.

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  • Ashraf

    @Mike and @hatman: Okay, cut it out please. Everyone is welcome to express their opinions and disagree with one another, but do it in a respectful manner. Let’s not turn this into a childish banter forum.

    Don’t make me pull out the hammer.

  • hatman

    Please stay on topic.

  • Mike

    @hatman: Happy to, Hatman, once you get on-topic and away from the tabloid commentary . . . .

  • Ashraf

    Let’s all play nice.

    -Mr. Boss

  • hatman


    Hi Mike. You are off Topic. Please stick to the topic of the article.

  • Mike

    The comments above here: off-article and uninformed, sensationalistic tabloid crud. Please stick to the topic of the article and post your flames and conspiracy theories elsewhere, on respective boards for that purpose, where they belong.

  • sl0j0n

    Hello, all.
    I don’t want to get into the whole “Gates is a crook” schtick; of course he is.
    But that’s not the point.
    I just found out, that in Australia, chickens are treated with vaccines,
    to prevent a version of a herpes virus [ILTV], from causing infectious laryngotracheitis.
    Some of the chickens were treated with two different vaccines.
    Here’s the scary part; the result was, it created a new virus, from combining the two virii used in the vaccines.
    You can read about here;
    Or, google “vaccines cause new virus”.
    Look out!; here comes the zombie apocalypse!

    Have a GREAT day, neighbors!

  • hatman


    I read and heard radio program that Bill gates polio shots are giving thousands of Children Polio.

    Bill Gates is a Parasite.

  • Neville

    Dear Mr hatman,

    Bill Gates was not always the incredibly responsible citizen and benefactor for the world that he is today. In 1995 I would have agreed with you on Bill and Microsoft, and I was already wrong then. Look at the entire corporate world my friend, there are Billions in fines for unethical activities all over the place. One crook is now the governor of Florida! His company fleeced BILLIONS from Medicare and Medicaid, but he said, cough, cough, he didn’t know about it.

    Microsoft will continue to be a tough competitor, but I believe there is a more ethical perspective, than perhaps in the 80’s and early 90’s.

    Finally sir, there has been conclusive evidence that the theory that vaccinations were “bad” because of mercurochrome, is in error, based on bad science and rampant speculation. And has been thoroughly repudiated. Vaccination saves millions of childrens lives in their early years.

    It is no small matter that I, a former detractor of Mr. Gates, when his actions were not so philanthropic and so generous, am coming to defend him and Microsoft, a company I wished to see broken up under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act back the mid 90’s.

    He and his wife Melinda are truly caring, unselfish individuals and utterly amazing for their work with their Foundation. I suspect his association with Warren Buffet helped him confront the evils of dynastic wealth, and the importance of purpose greater than one’s one self in your life.

    Mr. hatman, I hope you too will find greater purpose than to denigrate those that are actually try to help heal the world, give children a chance at a healthy life and to actually raise living standards for the most miserable among us.

    Peace be unto you, sir


  • hatman

    Microsft is a Criminal Company. 100’s of millions in Fines around the world. Gill Gates and others in the company should be in Prison for their Crimes. Now Bill Gates is allegedly responsible for 1000’s of deaths around the World with unnecessary Vaccinations.