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[FYI] Canada woos MS
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As the US software giant Microsoft waits to hear
whether an American judge will order its break-up,
it has been revealed that the company is being
encouraged to relocate its operations to
The authorities in British Columbia have offered
to do a deal with Microsoft.
They are promising favourable treatment which may
include a loan to build a new headquarters if
Microsoft agrees to move its operations 100 miles
further north, to the other side of the Canadian
Microsoft currently has around 20,000 employees
in Seattle. Transferring its headquarters could
have a devastating effect on the economy of the
north-west corner of the United States.
But it would also frustrate the American authorities'
attempts to break the company up.
"You gotta love Metallica. There were a pain in the ass to their
Now they're going to be a pain in the ass to their kids."
-- John Perry Barlow