Plurk! Microsoft pulls site after plagiarism claim

by admin December 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Software giant Microsoft pulled a microsite in China after a competitor with the unlikely name of Plurk complained the Juku service plagiarized its code and its content.

MSN Juku was introduced in early December and has the characteristics of a Twitter, in that it lets people post messages not longer than 140 characters wrong.

But, according to Plurk, Juku looked exactly like its own microblogging service, from look and feel to the type of content and help systems used.

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