Microsoft's policy of shadowing Apple in its retail openings will reach a symbolic high in the near future as the company plans to open a location near Apple's very first opened store. New job listings have been asking for staff for a Microsoft store in McLean, Virginia. The Windows developer hasn't outlined a location but is likely to try for the Tysons Corner Center given its pattern of trying to get as close as possible to wherever Apple's shops are located. The company hasn't given hints as to when the store

Apple is hoping to bring an Apple Store to the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., but a neighborhood commission has put the kibosh on its proposed design.

Bang & Olufsen announced last week that it has opened a new showroom in Washington, D.C., its first in the nation's capitol. The 1,400-square foot store is located in the District's Logan Circle area; it joins locations in nearby McLean, Va., and Bethesda, Md.

The Consumer Electronics Association last night honored Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative Tom Davis (R-Va.) and Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon as its 2008 Digital Patriots. “These men of vision are Digital Patriots as they each recognize that the world is changing and that technology brings new opportunities to do things better,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA’s president and CEO during the ceremony, which followed the first day of CEA’s Washington Forum, an annual even that highlights pressing legislative issues faced by the CE industry. “While some view technology as a threat, these Digital Patriots see technology as a future to be

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