Google, Microsoft Settle Dispute over China Exec
"Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday they agreed to settle pending litigation that had barred a former Microsoft executive from heading up the Web search firm's research efforts in China.
Microsoft said the former executive, Kai-fu Lee, Google and Microsoft had reached a mutual agreement and had agreed not to disclose specific terms."
"Lee was hired from Microsoft by Google to head up Google's research efforts in China.
He had established Microsoft's research and development center in Beijing before moving to Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters to work on software that allows computers to process speech using conversational language."
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