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(TECH) Microsoft sues Google…

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The rivalry between the world’s leading technology companies intensified today when Microsoft announced that it is suing Google for poaching one of its leading executives.

Microsoft is furious about the defection of Dr Kai-Fu Lee, one of its technology experts and founder of its Asian research division, who has left to head Google’s first research and development centre in China.

Microsoft claims the move violates confidentiality and non-competition agreements Dr Lee signed when he joined the company in 1998. The software company is seeking a court ruling that would require Dr Lee to honour his contract, which it says includes a clause forbidding him to work for a rival within a year of leaving.

“As a senior executive, Dr Lee has direct knowledge of Microsoft’s trade secrets concerning search technologies and China business strategies,” Microsoft said. READ MORE

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September 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

(READ): Microsoft apologizes for race-swap photo incident…

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Source: (Original source belived to be from CNET but unsure.)

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Microsoft apologized Tuesday for using photo editing techniques to change the race of a person depicted on the company’s Web site.

In a photo on the company’s U.S. Web site, three businesspeople–one black, one white and one Asian are shown as part of a pitch for Microsoft’s business productivity software. In the same photo on the site of Microsoft’s Polish subsidiary, a white head is placed over the black person’s body, although the hand is not changed.

The move sparked controversy after it was noticed, quickly making the rounds on Twitter and various Web sites.

“We are looking into the details of this situation,” a Microsoft representative told CNET News. “We apologize and are in the process of pulling down the image” from the Polish site. Microsoft also apologized on its corporate Twitter feed.

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August 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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READ: New Office 2010 is Proof Microsoft Sabotaged Macintosh

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computerSource: CIO.com

FRI, AUGUST 14, 2009 — PC World — There was a time when a new version of Outlook for Macintosh would have been big and welcome news. Now, it and the rest of Office for Mac 2010 are a big yawn. With Apple poised to finally make its own Mail, iCal, and Address Book fully compatible with Exchange servers, who needs Outlook?

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For a decade, Mac users who needed access to Microsoft Exchange servers were given a truly second-class client, Entourage, to do it with. It has been part of MacOffice since 2000.

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Many Mac users simply gave up, choosing Outlook Web Access over Exchange. That’s what I did for a while.

At any time, Microsoft could have created a real Outlook for Mac, fully Exchange-compatible, but chose not to, apparently hoping the lack of tight Entourage support would hobble the Apple platform. And it did.

So, Apple began developing replacement programs–Mail, iCal, and Address Book–that despite their success never reached full Exchange compatibility. That is, until the release of the new Snow Leopard OS. In a matter of weeks, Macs should become full players on Exchange-based e-mail systems. Read More

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August 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm