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Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield
Los Angeles City Hall becomes tech giants' battlefield

As Google and Microsoft battle for dominance in technology, a skirmish in Los Angeles City Hall is offering a rare public glimpse into a rivalry that could help determine the fortunes of both companies -- and, quite possibly, how workers in the future will communicate. The two tech giants are clashing over a $7.25-million contract to replace L.A.'s outdated e-mail system. The stakes are high enough that both companies have fielded teams of lobbyists and executives to press their case in City Hall. City officials have also been told that Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and Google CEO Eric Schmidt "would be more than happy to come and visit with you," said City...

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