Take-Two Software

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was rising on speculation it could be a candidate for takeover by

Microsoft

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.

BusinessWeek

quoted industry experts who consider Take-Two the most attractive player in the video game software business and believe Microsoft might be preparing a foray after releasing its Xbox console.

On Instinet, Take-Two was rising $1.62, or 11%, to $15.90.