Microsoft has admitted that its new Chinese microblogging service used webcode pilfered from a similar service popular elsewhere in Asia.
On Monday, as reported
by The Reg
, Asian microblogging site Plurk
accused Microsoft China of pilfering its code for a new social-networking feature known as Juku on the Chinese MSN site
Monday night, Microsoft announced
that it had removed the offending feature as it investigated the charges, and now, Microsoft has admitted
that the code was indeed lifted from Plurk.
That said, Microsoft puts the blame on an unnamed partner:
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