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April 23, 2008 5:10 PM

Microsoft's new lab honoring Jim Gray at the other UW

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The six-person advanced research lab is a cooperative venture with the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a powerhouse in database systems research.

David DeWitt, the school's former computer science chairman, will head that lab, which is called the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab in honor of the pioneering computer scientist.

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April 23, 2008 4:27 PM

Xbox chief on Grand Theft Auto IV, console shortages and Sony PS3 gains

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While we watched kids at Children's Hospital playing Xbox 360 kiosks that Microsoft donated today to the recreation program, I chatted with Robbie Bach about a game that won't appear on those particular consoles -- "Grand Theft Auto IV."

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April 23, 2008 2:15 PM

Mickey's hiring geeks: Disney adding 100 at Seattle tech hub

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Ten years after setting up shop in Seattle through its acquisition of Starwave, Disney's again building up its presence here.

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April 23, 2008 12:00 AM

Online realty startup Estately lands funding, eyes regional expansion

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Zillow gets more attention, but Estately.com has more local listings in the greater Puget Sound region, according to Galen Ward, co-founder of the plucky little real estate Web site that just landed its first funding.

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