It's easy to understand why Microsoft might be a tad worried by Kai-Fu Lee's decision to join search king Google.
Lee, a former corporate vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Services Division, was hired by Google to open a China research and development center, the company said on Tuesday.
The problem is, Lee had been working on speech recognition technology for Windows, and specifically, for Longhorn, the oft-delayed next version of the operating system. Microsoft on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming that Lee breached Microsoft's employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement.
Lee joined Microsoft in Asia back in … Read more