Microsoft Pulls Site After Plurk Charges
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Microsoft said it was temporarily suspending its MSN China microblogging site, Juku, as it investigates a complaint of plagiarism from a start-up, Plurk.
Microsoft is working with the MSN China joint venture to investigate the situation, the company said in a statement on its Web site.
In a blog post on Monday, Plurk, considered a rival to Twitter, said about 80 percent of the client and product codebase for Microsoft's Juku appears to be a copy of its own service.
"Plurk was never approached nor collaborated in any capacity with Microsoft on this service," Plurk said in the blog.