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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Search Wars Enter Court

Ina Fried of ZDnet writes: “Opening a new chapter in its rivalry with Google, Microsoft on Tuesday sued the search giant and a former Microsoft executive that Google had tapped to run its China operations. The suit was filed in a Washington state court against Google and Kai-Fu Lee, who until Monday was the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Services Division.” [Via Gary.]

On a related note, see the previous post on Google’s R&D center in China.

Yahoo Parking

It looks like there’s a lot of bad parking going on over at Yahoo. [Via Boing Boing.]

Google Will Open Research Center in China

Google will open a Research and Development Center, a press release announces:

“Google Inc. (...) today announced that it will open a product research and development center in China, and has hired respected computer scientist and industry pioneer, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, to lead the operation and serve as President of the company’s growing Chinese operations.

The Google China R&D center will open in the third quarter of 2005. China, with its thriving economy and excellent universities, is home to many outstanding computer scientists and engineers. By establishing an R&D center in China, Google is making a strong commitment to attracting and developing Chinese talent, as well as partnering with local universities and institutes. The selection of Dr. Kai-Fu Lee to lead this important operation underscores Google’s commitment to building a successful Chinese product research and development center and to expanding its international business operations.”

Google Maps in Court

Here’s the story of how Google Maps got someone out of a traffic ticket. [Via J-Walk.]


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