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Month: December 2009

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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Flash Mob at Orchard

Flash Mob at Orchard

There will be a flash mob later at Orchard. I just received news of it on Facebook. It is perfect for those who wants to have pillow fights. Remember to bring pillows for it. Please refer to the Facebook event page for more information. P.S. I am falling sick. It is probable that I will not be there.

I am a Singaporean blogger who acts indepedent of Singapore Government control

I am a Singaporean blogger who acts indepedent of Singapore Government control

The debate between Fusion Garage and Tech Crunch over Crunchpad and Joo Joo has heated up to another level. Micheal Arrington has made a sweeping statement: Singapore indeed does not have a free go on what can be published on the press. What is deemed as unsavory to the local population at large is censored out or left out entirely. Minor foreign news are left on the editor’s desks for days at a stretch before being published out. But it is utterly…

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Why you should never spot questions

Why you should never spot questions

I just came back from my Tax paper and all I can say is: I was not fully prepared. Due to distractions in camp and at home, I managed only to concentrate fully on my studies much closer to the exams, to close for comfort. Anyway, I was revising through the notes given out in my lectures for the past few days. What I thought would not come out and just skimmed through them, came out. What I commit to…

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Local places to visit after ORD and exams

Local places to visit after ORD and exams

Just a list. You won’t know how much I have missed juggling both at the same time. Marina Barrage Henderson Walk Ikea. I want the meatballs. East Coast. Cycle and run. Ice rink at Kallang. There are only 2 groups I went ice-skating with before. Tampines. New mall! Pasir Ris. The beach. P. Ubin. Hiking anyone? Grandma. Long time no visit liao. YJC. >< lol… just for the kick… CNY or CVD, anyone? Swimming pool JB and KL. Gym OK….

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Cultivate local runners please

Cultivate local runners please

Why does Singapore have to pay foreign athletes to participate in our local events? No doubt, for local events to survive, we do need foreign participants. However, is there a need to pay them? Can’t the Sports Councils or equivalent authorities in these athletes’ countries fund their expenses instead? The logic is simple, no matter which events these athletes participate, the countries’ names will be used invariably. The athletes are representing their nations. In a separate news article on Yahoo!…

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