Sunday, December 25, 2005
Microsoft and Google have settled their much publicized dispute over Kai-Fu Lee (former Microsoft employee, now works for Google in China). Microsoft said that the three parties entered into a: "private agreement that resolves all issues to their mutual satisfaction." Google confirmed the settlement and released a statement from Lee saying he was "pleased with the terms of the settlement agreement."
The real victory should be in the marketplace and not in the courts. So, this is good news for all-especially Microsoft. Notice that they have been steadily settling disputes--Real Networks and Sun--in recent months.
Now, Microsoft--hopefully-can focus on winning consumers to its new strategic direction and initiatives and their value proposistions.
Will 2006 be the year that we see uptick on MSFT stock?