Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Microsoft China rips off Plurk

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but blatant theft of code, design, and UI elements is just not cool, especially when the infringing party is the biggest software company in the world. Yes, we’re talking about Microsoft. Interested? Read more:

* Microsoft China rips off Asia’s No. 1 Microblogging Service

I am the lead dev & co-founder of Plurk. Please help this spread and help us fight this.

Update 1:
Microsoft has acknowledged they have a problem. has been shut down while they investigate. Official press release from MS.

Update 2:
Microsoft has acknowledged code theft and apologized to Plurk. Juku has been shut down indefinitely. Their press release.

A big thanks goes to everyone that has supported us in this.