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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Sue the SOB

These are exciting times in the Silicon Valley. Business and tech rivalries are forming everyday and things are getting ugly, especially the search engine war. Yahoo was always considered to be Google’s #1 competitor but guess who decided to show up to the party- Microsoft.

Microsoft openly displayed its discontent over Google hiring a Microsoft employee (Kai Fu Lee) by doing what American corporations do the best – filing a legal suit. Google wasn’t going to take this sitting back, guess what they did, sued Microsoft back for trying to intimidate them. You can get detailed report about Microsoft's suit and Google’s retaliation.

I wonder how Kai Fu Lee must be feeling about two best tech companies suing each other over him!!!