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  1. Innovation Works in talks to secure more investors

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Innovation Works, the mainland start-up fund established by former Google Greater China president Lee Kai-fu, will soon add more investors and boost its venture capital for creating new Chinese high-technology companies. Lee said Innovation Works, which has US$115 million in financing capital, was in talks with a number of potential strategic partners and investors ...

  2. Google bets on 'killer projects' in China

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Logan, Stuart Biggs

    ... of Google's possible China strategy were contained in documents submitted to a US court as part of its legal dispute with Microsoft Corp over the hiring of former Microsoft executive Lee Kai-fu. While ... In a July 27 e-mail to a job applicant with a strong background in wireless technologies, Mr Lee wrote: 'We are extremely interested in talking to you. We have big plans for China ...

  3. iPod maker sues workers over defection

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... globally. Last year, Google and Microsoft fought a legal battle over the defection of Taiwanese-born researcher Lee Kai-fu to the search engine. Microsoft sued Mr Lee and Google in a US court, ...

  4. Hi-tech titans in standstill over R&D specialist

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Google and Microsoft both claimed victory yesterday in the latest round of their legal dispute over the defection of prominent Taiwanese-born researcher Lee Kai-fu to the search engine firm. Microsoft sued Mr Lee and Google in July claiming his recruitment to build and head Google's China R&D centre violated the one-year non-compete clause he signed ...

  5. Group-buying websites going out of business

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... website Groupon began to emerge. Former Google executive Lee Kai-fu warned that '99 per cent of group-buying websites are going to die within one year'. Chen Shousong, an analyst ...

  6. 'Gu ge' sings the mainland's praises

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... but the company's vice-president for Greater China, Lee Kai-fu, said yesterday it was operating with the full support of the government. 'Mr Schmidt has had very good communications with various departments and government officials on this trip,' Mr Lee said. 'We have been welcomed by the government and they have been very receptive.' Yesterday's event was held to unveil ...

  7. Go-getting, mind-boggling Google just keeps on growing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... grown recently came into focus when Microsoft executive Lee Kai-fu defected to Google's China research labs, sparking a legal spat. The litigation magnifies speculation about whether ...

  8. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Tencent touts all-round social app WeChat for smartphones

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... functions that include a location-based service (LBS) and a Twitter-like function called "Moment" that is accessible only among friends. Kai-Fu Lee, former head of Google China, once noted ...

  9. Cyber barbarians at the gate

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... money to Alibaba seems to suggest it agrees with such assertions. Microsoft also appears to be learning that lesson the hard way, after it recently lost former vice-president Lee Kai-fu to Google. In the past week the world has had a tantalising glimpse into the boardrooms of the world's biggest technology firms, thanks to the court case being fought over Mr Lee. Amidst tales ...

  10. Computer crimes up, but few arrests

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... The number of computer crimes recorded in the first nine months of this year was nearly 70 per cent more than that for the whole of last year, but only one in 10 cases resulted in arrests. Police said the surge was largely attributed to the rise in the nu ...




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