Microsoft admits microblogging code stolen from Plurk

Wednesday Dec 16th 2009 by Staff

Microsoft's Juku service in China did indeed steal code from Plurk, a popular Twitter rival in Asia, the software giant admitted on Tuesday.

Computerworld: Plurk alleged this week that about 80 percent of Juku's code base was stolen from Plurk. Shortly after the accusations appeared on Plurk's blog, Microsoft suspended the Juku service and said it was investigating the matter. Now it says that a vendor working with Microsoft's MSN China joint venture acknowledged that a portion of the code that it provided was indeed copied.
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