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December 15, 2009

Microsoft withdraws MSN China Juku feature because code was stolen

Posted by David Hunter at 7:47 PM ET.

Microsoft’s investigation into allegations that the code for the new MSN China Juku social networking feature was stolen has ended with an admission by the contractor that it was "copied" apparently from a startup called Plurk. As a result, MSN China will be suspending Juku indefinitely. Michael Arrington at TechCrunch gets the best line award for:

Fiirst, Microsoft is standing around with their pants around their ankles looking pretty ridiculous right now. And second, this is the best thing to happen to Plurk, ever.

Filed under General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, MSN, Microsoft, Piracy

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