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Month: December 2009

Platonic Love

Platonic Love

Beside every woman, there is a platonic friend. You can call it love, or you can just call it a liking, but for what reasons they just can’t be together as one? Maybe it is because he cherish the friendship too much, too much to consider the notion of chasing after her. Maybe  it is because of others’ opinions of them being together, they are apart. Maybe he will be working overseas for a long time, and he doesn’t want…

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[Advertorial] Art & The Law

[Advertorial] Art & The Law

Law, an inflexible concept. It never mince its words and never bend backwards. Art, a free flowing entity. It, more often than not, gets under appreciated by society of the times, and suffer under the hand of law. Can these two dissimilarities ever be reconciled? Art & The Law, a M1 Singapore Fringe Festival play looks at this issue in its 6th edition. All are welcome to this thought provoking play, at the Esplanade Recital Studio, which promises to have…

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Plurk 1: Microsoft 0

Plurk 1: Microsoft 0

Microsoft has suspended a new internet messaging service in China, after it emerged that the site was partially based on code stolen from a rival startup. The site, Juku, launched in November is similar in concept to other online messaging systems like Twitter. But earlier this week the team behindPlurk, a young internet company based in Canada and popular with users across Asia, accused Microsoft of directly copying as much as 80% of the code to run the program. Read the…

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{UPDATED} Plagiarism at its best: Microsoft China steals Plurk’s concept

{UPDATED} Plagiarism at its best: Microsoft China steals Plurk’s concept

I was chilling out on Plurk when this came up: Yes. You must be thinking, Microsoft China ripping off Plurk? See for yourself. In this blog post, a comparison was done between the design and the codings. They have uncanny similarities between them. Except for visual changes, I cannot see that Microsoft China created its own set of codings to emulate Plurk. In doing so, they are infringing on the intellectual property rights of Plurk. Well, plagiarism is a form…

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