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    Steve Ballmer vows to " KILL " Google

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer vowed to "kill" Google in an expletive-laced, chair-throwing tirade when a senior engineer told him he was leaving the company to go work for Google, the engineer claimed in court documents made public on Friday.

    The allegation, filed in Washington state court, is the latest salvo in an increasingly nasty court fight triggered when Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee jumped to Google in July in what Microsoft claims is a violation of a one-year, non-compete agreement.

    In a sworn statement made public Friday, Mark Lucovsky, another Microsoft senior engineer who left for Google in November 2004, recounted Ballmer's angry reaction when Lucovsky told Ballmer he was going to work for the search engine company.

    "At some point in the conversation, Mr. Ballmer said: 'Just tell me it's not Google,'" Lucovosky said in his statement. Lucovosky replied that he was joining Google.

    "At that point, Mr. Ballmer picked up a chair and threw it across the room hitting a table in his office," Lucovosky recounted, adding that Ballmer then launched into a tirade about Google CEO Eric Schmidt. "I'm going to f***ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to f***ing kill Google." Schmidt previously worked for Sun Microsystems and was the CEO of Novell.
    http://news.com.com/Court+docs+Ballm...3-5846243.html
    Court docs: Ballmer vowed to 'kill' Google | CNET News.com

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    this'll be a fun one to watch if it comes to fruition - who wins in a war between multibillion dollar companies?
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    Hi l3lacklce,

    now that it's out...I suppose if he wants to save face he's either going to have to retract it or try to accomplish it...

    ...or hope it just goes away

    Eg

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    I think he watched "Antitrust" too many times.
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    Hey! I'm pretty sure I've chatted w/ that guy on IRC before...
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    Hi debs,

    Reminds me of whatshisname in the old Soviet Union who slammed his shoe down at JFK and said something to the effect of ' WE shall crush you!! '

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    Ballmer is a moron. I think he majored in drinking in college,
    until he dropped out to become an "enforcer" for the Gates
    Mafia. I would not be surprised to see him behind bars
    in another 5 or 10 years.
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    He is just jealous because everyone likes Google better lol
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    Originally posted here by The Texan
    He is just jealous because everyone likes Google better lol
    Yup, sour grapes, sour grapes. "Wahh! He went to work for Google! Mommiieee"
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    Ballmer = monkey dance

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