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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 Janet I. Tu.

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August 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Class action lawsuit filed against Microsoft over Surface RT

[Update Aug. 14: My story, running in the Aug. 14 print edition of The Seattle Times, on the lawsuit  is here.]

From earlier:

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft on behalf of shareholders who say they were misled by Microsoft executives about how well the Surface RT tablets were selling.

The Surface tablet with Touch Covers (Photo from Microsoft)

The Surface tablet with Touch Covers (Photo from Microsoft)

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July 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Who are Microsoft’s largest shareholders?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past few days about activist shareholder ValueAct’s apparent push for a seat on Microsoft’s board.

ValueAct Holdings, which disclosed earlier this year that it had purchased some $2 billion of Microsoft stock, has been talking with some Microsoft board members and large institutional shareholders about gaining a seat on Microsoft’s board, according to a Reuters report.

But with a less than 1 percent stake in the company, does ValueAct have the power to gain such a seat?

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