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Windows 7: Microsoft cops to webcode theft

16 Dec 2009   #1
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Microsoft cops to webcode theft

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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