MSN China

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MSN China is a venture of the global software corporation Microsoft, part of its MSN service, located in the People's Republic of China.

MSN Juku[edit]

In November 2009, MSN China launched an Internet application called MSN Juku in beta. Commentators described it as a "Twitter-style" microblogging service, although MSN China rejects that description.[1] From the beginning, observers noted similarity between the MSN Juku user interface and that of established microblogging service Plurk,[1][2] which was blocked in China in April 2009.

On December 14, 2009, the official Plurk blog posted an accusation that MSN China plagiarized about 80% of Plurk's original code, as well as elements of their CSS and unique user interface features.[3][4] Microsoft stated in a press release that it looked into the accusations.[4][5] The next day, Microsoft confirmed that MSN Juku (which, it stated, had been developed by a Chinese contractor) did contain copied code, and stated that the service would be indefinitely suspended.[6]


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