In addition to alleged Microsoft job in China demoralised and the high costs of operation, kai-fu lee in previous trial also used the word "damage", to describe the influence of Microsoft in China
Our correspondent ChenXiaoYing from Shanghai
Beijing time on October 15, at Google (GOOG. The Nasdaq) and Microsoft (MSFT. The Nasdaq) again because kai-fu lee on the court.
"The trial was against Microsoft, and we moved to the federal courts." Google lawyers drake (MichaelDroke) in to the also "on the letter said. The federal court, the seat of the California, it is Google headquarters is located.
The litigation, Google tried to let the court allows kai-fu lee can is the company "unlimited" to work.
But this time, the initiative results were not as Google expect that. On the same day, the federal court judge "temporary ruling, to suspend the Google lawsuit. This also means that the next three months, kai-fu lee had to continue to a "limited" work for Google, until January in Washington state for another round of gold county judge. The wheel judgment, Microsoft Sue Google dig Angle of the li kaifu.
15,, the ruling makes Microsoft and Google in China won the competition more unpredictable, Google in the next few years China’s huge in recruiting plan could thus be overshadowed.
"We still hope the judge in formal judgment can change his opinion before." Another Google lawyers Kuhn 15, said outside the courthouse.
"Limited" right to work for the repeated
September 19,, arrived in Beijing LvRen li kaifu formal Google China President. On his website, he put the incoming mood described as "after the rain of the sky". And Beijing in a news conference, kai-fu lee also high-key expression for first time the judge outcome satisfaction.
Got to the end of the six days before the first trial, Microsoft headquarters is located in the Washington state gold county’s high court ruled, kai-fu lee is regarded as the defendant can Google "limited" work until 1 January 2006.
The trial, both parties to use an unprecedented 12 lawyers, make each participate in reporting the news had to make a, in order to ensure that each lawyer "against the number.
Microsoft’s main evidence is li kaifu was in August 23, 2000 and have signed a "non-compete agreement", according to the agreement, kai-fu lee in a year from Microsoft may not be in the same field work for the competition.
"For us, he in Microsoft (China) served as a effort is white." In court the video broadcast, gates suggested that the li kaifu lets him feel left to "betrayal".
"I think, Microsoft job in China demoralised and the high costs of operation." Kai-fu lee even in court used words like "damage", to describe Microsoft (China) company for China’s influence.
"My advice didn’t get adopted, I don’t know this is a kind of ignorance or insult." Kai-fu lee also mentioned the gates had his resignation events said an "countries called".
In the first trial ended, kai-fu lee was approved for Google "limited" work, banned the scope of work is to work for Microsoft before the field, including computer search technology, in human-computer interaction and Google in China before a set research and development projects, until January of the second trial.
Later, Google will also Microsoft sued California court.
"We asked a court to declare Microsoft and signed ‘the competition of li kaifu terms in California law" is invalid." In drake lawyer to reporters in advance in a court document, Google clearly put to li kaifu unrestricted work for Google.
In the second round before trial, both sides has been to whether a case should be moved to Microsoft headquarters is located in federal court in Washington state–the "see-saw". October 15, case in California as scheduled session, was all media interpreted as a Google’s temporary victory.
Compared to a Google in this session of the high-profile, Microsoft’s lawyer is low-key, careful, before the hearings they didn’t commit the contents of the documents of the answer "also" questions.
"Idol" talent tiebreak
"Hello, Eric, we have not seen more than ten years……." Kai-fu lee in May 2005 to Google global CEO letter was also one of Microsoft as evidence, in Washington in the courts of the disclosure.
"I heard that the Google will develop in China. I want to let you know, if Google really in China has a lofty ambition of words, I’m interested in and you talk (job-hopping) this topic. I now is Microsoft’s global vice President, working areas and Google is very close."
And a normal recommendation, kai-fu lee in the letter described him in Microsoft research Asia, the role of establishment, and the research institutes have evaluation.
Kai-fu lee entrust Google (China) of the public relations manager told reporters he in the courtroom sensitive time shoulds not be interviewed. The only reason to provide job-hopping, is an issue in the open letter website kai-fu lee.
In the letter, kai-fu lee with "shock" to describe Google to bring him his feeling, and said this choice is "follow my heart choice".
In formal resignation of li kaifu, four days after Microsoft immediately sent another Chinese executives came to China as host zhang Microsoft Asia research institute. And li kaifu, he has also been a lot of Chinese students as "idol".
Zhang after scene, the first thing is led the engineers to their Alma mater to science and technology university of China exchange, a snare to excellent of college graduates.
"My first job goal is for Google (China) do recruitment." Kai-fu lee a first job market Google (China) recruitment website, and after September 21 has to the university of Beijing aviation software institute for recruitment.
Both parties of the dispute of talents in China in recent days.
"The next generation of desktop" on competition
In this job, Google promised more than 1000 li kaifu award of $, including us $2.5 million and us $1.5 million signing of a year later cash payment. There have been rumours of says, only in the back of the efforts of Hyde headhunting company think zhe (HeidrickStruggle), from Google to get a discount price $130 million company stock.
"We now and Google’s biggest competition in the search area." A Microsoft (China) engaged in this field of research staff, told reporters earlier this year on Microsoft Internet search key input field, make MSNSearch, trying to in the network has search field.
In the current global search market, Google and yahoo Microsoft temporary row after, no. 3.
And, Microsoft and Google are already will search field expanded to mobile field, both sides are trying to use voice human machine interaction way, realize the possibility of search on the mobile phone.
"For the search engine is concerned, however, the market of China into the ‘three times’." Analysys international telecommunications research director ZhouYi that, China’s search market is growing rapidly, in addition to the Chinese search beyond, professional search will become the main development direction and the competition field.
As in competition to the forefront of research and development personnel, Microsoft (China) of the above two employees often feel in the global scope than speed desperately, desperately than who products "cool".
"For example, can search the map GoogleEarth appear soon after, similar to the MSNVirtualEarth. MSN appearing, also now have the GoogleTalk." In his eyes, the two have a point each other.
ZhouYi said both computer search or in human-computer interaction, two competition actually all was "what is the next generation of user desktop" competition, this not only is not limited to PC, TV has in mobile phones and there is a huge development space.
"I feel that for Google, it the dig Angle itself is a very good self propaganda. And for Microsoft, Google this new cutting-edge companies for operation and enterprise culture should be in the deep touches, and contributed to its management structure reform." A personage inside course about the influence of the case in li kaifu said.