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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times reporter Sharon Chan.

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July 13, 2008 8:17 PM

How is latest Microsoft move for Yahoo playing with investors?

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Microsoft and Carl Icahn made Yahoo an offer it apparently could, and did, refuse over the weekend. It was another flavor of the search-only alternative transaction Microsoft has been floating since May, but this time around, according to a Saturday night statement from Yahoo, Icahn would get the Yahoo leftovers.

Some investors are wary of that outcome, given that Icahn has yet to articulate what he would do if he were in charge. This latest aggressive offer may add a new dimension to investors' thinking ahead of Yahoo's Aug. 1 stockholder meeting, which is starting to look like the OK Corral.

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July 13, 2008 7:19 PM

E3: Microsoft cuts price on 20-gig Xbox 360, introduces new 60-gig model

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Microsoft today announced the Xbox 360 price cut that had been expected, but also announced a new 60-gigabyte model to hit stores in August.

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