Plurk 1: Microsoft 0

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Microsoft has suspended a new internet messaging service in China, after it emerged that the site was partially based on code stolen from a rival startup.

The site, Juku, launched in November is similar in concept to other online messaging systems like Twitter. But earlier this week the team behindPlurk, a young internet company based in Canada and popular with users across Asia, accused Microsoft of directly copying as much as 80% of the code to run the program.

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OK. But what resolutions? I hope it is not an outright buy over. I certainly do not want to see advertisement banners on my Plurk profile nor advertisments in any other forms.

The post serves as an update to the previous post: {UPDATED} Plagiarism at its best: Microsoft China steals Plurk’s concept

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