Sunday, May 22, 2011

Microsoft Passed on Google (But Bought Skype)

In early 2002, Kai-Fu Lee, who was an early enthusiast of Google Sears, had once recommended to Bill Gates that Microsoft buy Google. After looking into it, Gates told Lee that the cost would be too high. "It's a company without revenue but asking for a billion dollars," he said to Lee
From: In the Plex