We reported earlier today that Yahoo sued Facebook over the numbers of technology patents infringement. The infringed patents are related to advertising, personalized web pages, social networking and messaging to Yahoo. Over on this, Friendster founder and now of Founder Den Jonathan Abrams, tweeted that Yahoo actually copied Friendster’s features with Yahoo 360.
Friendster, in 2006, was granted its first patent, which was filed way back in 2003, on social network technology name as “A System, Method and Apparatus for Connecting Users in an Online Computer System Based on Their Relationships within Social Networks,” or in simple words how one person is connected to other on a social networking site.
The thing that is not clear over on what terms and in what manner did Yahoo might have copied Friendster. It will be surely interesting to see what Facebook next move is going to be on this as this legal fight is assumed to be going to big and bigger.
“I don’t think Facebook really copied anything From Yahoo,” Abrams Tweeted, “but Yahoo once copied Friendster (whose patents FB now owns)” Abrams has clarified that he was referring to the Yahoo 360 social network in his Tweet.
I don’t think Facebook really copied anything From Yahoo, but Yahoo once copied Friendster (whose patents FB now owns)allthingsd.com/20120312/break…
— Jonathan Abrams (@abrams) March 12, 2012
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