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Microsoft gets Weezer, NFL player to help open new stores

Continuing its tradition of leveraging music stars to generate buzz with free concerts, Microsoft is hosting a performance from rock band Weezer Friday to help promote the new Microsoft Store in Portland that opened today. Nearly 300 waited in line outside the downtown Portland store throughout the night to nab VIP tickets for tomorrow’s show, as Microsoft also… Read More

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Microsoft’s IPO, 25 years ago, and what happened after that

It was 25 years ago today — March 13, 1986 — that a personal-computer software company named Microsoft Corporation sold its shares publicly for the first time. Fortune magazine is marking the moment by reprinting the in-depth piece that followed Bill Gates and other company executives as they went through the entire process, including details… Read More