Microsoft China rips off Microblogging Service Plurk

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by riderandy, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. riderandy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    #1
  2. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

    KeriJane

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Location:
    ЧИКАГО!
    #2
    Wow, Microsoft's just STEALING programs now?

    A while ago if you made software that MS wanted...
    It used to be Evil Bill would try to buy you out cheap. Then not so cheap. Then try to Hostile Takeover you. If that failed, they would then proceed to try and ruin you and "almost copy" your software.

    But at least some attempt was made to either buy you out or get you out of the way.

    Now they're not even bothering? Just stealing code?
    Next, they'll probably try to make it appear that they invented it first and Plurk stole it from them!


    Bleah. Glad I've got a Mac and minimal MS product.

    The spirit of Evil Bill lives on at MS China,
    Keri
     
  3. riderandy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    #3
    maybe they try to get away with the "notorious reputation" of China being a copycat country, that's why they started launching the copycat service there.
     
  4. adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    #4
    Pretty much they copied everything down to the coding. :eek:
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #5
    Actually MS will be in for a big surprise. They recently lost an intellectual property law suit in China.

    Just google: Microsoft Lost Intellectual Property Infringement Case
     
  6. riderandy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
  7. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #7
    Somehow... this does not surprise me. Let's cast our minds back to the products Microsoft have blatantly ripped off.

    Office = Lotus
    Windows 3.1 = Apple OS
    Xbox = Playstation
    Windows Vista = OS X Leopard

    Now they are ripping off a Chinese facebook.

    And what is the common denominator of all of Microsoft's copies??? They suck.
     
  8. three macrumors 6502a

    three

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    Washington State
    #8
    Nice work Microsoft... Now that I think of it, have you ever made a product that wasn't ripped from someone or something?
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #9
    They made a big ass table. I wouldn't say it's a ripoff of anyone else as anyone else would have been a lot more elegant in execution.
     
  10. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Location:
    The World Inbetween
    #10
    I saw a pool table once in europe. It had a real cue ball but the other balls were digital. It had laser sensors all across it.
     

Share This Page