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Gone to Google: Microsoft sues over exec’s defection

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Gone to Google: Microsoft sues over exec's defection

For months, Microsoft has suffered a mini-exodus of top talent to Google. But one departure announced yesterday clearly hurt – so much so that the company sued the outgoing executive and Google, which Microsoft said improperly encouraged the move.

Kai-Fu Lee, a corporate vice president, resigned to open a research center for Google in China, becoming the highest-ranking employee to leave for a company that unmistakably irritates Microsoft’s leadership.

Read the complete story. (Seattle Times)