Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Sci-Edu
UPDATED: 17:36, September 06, 2005
Microsoft, Google quarrel before the court
font size    

The case of Microsoft charging Google and Kai-Fu Lee, which had been attracting wide attention from the IT circles since July, was heard on August 6 in the United States.

Google happened to launch its local search service to Chinese users a day earlier, and James Mi, who is in charge of Google's products in the Asia-Pacific region, refused to comment on the lawsuit in a telephone interview with Chinese media. But he made clear that Google headquarters has no limit on the number of talents being recruited in China and funds put on the Chinese market.

The case was complicated as both sides presented new evidence to the court. According to foreign report on September 3, Microsoft submitted to the court a file charging its former vice-president Kai-Fu Lee of disclosing confidential documents to Google before leaving his post, claiming that Lee's suggestions included where Google should locate its office, whom to be employed and how to take away staff members of Microsoft, etc. And Google presented to the court evidence unfavorable to Microsoft.

Google announced on July 19 its appointment of Kai-Fu Lee, whose position was the highest among Microsoft-employed Chinese, as its China division president. Microsoft reacted strongly by accusing Kai-Fu Lee of breaking the "non-competition promise" he signed with Microsoft. Google then lodged a countercharge, kicking off a court battle between the two global IT giants.

By People's Daily Online


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Ex-Microsoft executive barred from Google job

- Microsoft whacks Google

- US judge mulls order against Google's proposed China chief

- Microsoft sues former exec, Google for breaking non-compete agreement

- Google makes push into China

- Microsoft launches own search engine

Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers

Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved