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Submission + - Have you had your ideas stolen by Microsoft?

gavinpquinn writes: "Microsoft is doing so much development, you often wonder when they come out with a new concept, have they stolen it from another startup without the deep pockets for advertising?

Could Apple, Google, and all the big players be doing the same thing? What are the rights of these start-ups that may not have patents or patent attorneys and 10 billion dollar advertising budget? Microsoft just recently launched this application on MSN Essentially a way to tag a map with peoples own content. However, this looks surprisingly like! A site that is a startup but has the exact same concept.

I just wonder how many other people have seen this same thing?"

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton