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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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January 9, 2009 8:57 AM

CES: Video of Ford Sync demonstration

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

LAS VEGAS -- Here's a short video of Microsoft's Velle Kolde demonstrating new features of Ford Sync, the in-vehicle entertainment and information software that Microsoft has helped the car maker develop. Check out this story for more details on the Seattle-area companies involved in the effort.

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September 23, 2008 10:09 AM

Microsoft nearly doubles its Connector bus service

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

A year after Microsoft launched a bus service to ferry employees from communities around the region to its Redmond campus, the company is expanding the Connector again.

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July 25, 2008 3:37 PM

Open houses scheduled on 520 tolls

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

On my way back to Seattle from Redmond Thursday evening, I watched as Microsoft Connector shuttles streamed by in the carpool lane. Saving time, and, if Highway 520 gets tolls in two years, saving money. In any case, those who want to share their two cents on the tolls will have five opportunities in the coming weeks.

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July 23, 2008 2:50 PM

$3.25 toll to cross 520 as soon as 2010? Make your Connector reservations

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano

Driving to work could get significantly more expensive for Microsofties and others heading from Seattle to Redmond, or vice versa. A new state study released today lays out four options for tolling to raise some of the cost of replacing the Highway 520 floating bridge. Afternoon peak tolls could range from $2.95 to $3.25 starting 2010. Morning peak tolls would be $2.15 to $2.60.

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