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Bill Gates doesn't appear to hold China in very high regard, screaming that it had "f****d" Microsoft, according to court testimony in the Kai-Fu Lee case.
Former Microsoft executive Lee testified that the head honcho had lost his temper over a lack of success in penetrating the Chinese market. Microsoft is suing Lee, a search technology linguistics and translation expert along with new employer Google, over an alleged breach of contract where Lee agreed not to perform work for competing firms for the space of a year.
While overseas reports stated Microsoft is denying Gates made the comments, the local company was not able to confirm this with a public relations representative saying only that they were unaware of the story, later adding only "Microsoft refuses to comment".
However, theinquirer is reporting that "Spinal Tap bass player and member of the Simpson’s production team, Harry Shearer, has recently posted an example of a Gates interview where his legendary cool is surprisingly absent, here."
They further state, "If you click on the "Found Objects" section, Shearer has posted a clip, which shows an extremely rattled Gates, must be a candidate for the award of Chaucerian of the post Victorian period in a news broadcast interview.
Shearer claims it is the first recorded use of the F word by the world’s richest man and offers to sell him the master tape for $1,000,000,000. µ"