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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 technology reporter Matt Day.

May 30, 2007 at 12:19 PM

Ballmer can’t say “Google”

Engadget live-blogged Steve Ballmer’s talk today at the D conference in Southern California.

See Brier Dudley’s blog for more more coverage and analysis.

There wasn’t a whole lot of meat to the interview. Here are some of the more interesting comments:

“It’s the color all dirt-bike riders want!” — Ballmer to Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg, who joked that Microsoft has the monopoly on brown electronics. Mossberg was referring to the brown version of the Zune media player.

“Search is one of the stagnant areas. We’re in the game, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.” — On Microsoft’s work in search.

“I would have hoped to be a little higher today, but it doesn’t diminish our determination to invest, succeed, find the right path forward.” — On Microsoft’s share of the search market.

“I can’t! I can’t! It’s The Market Leader.” — After Mossberg told Ballmer that he’s allowed to say the word “Google.”

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