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Facebook sued for ‘stealing’ Timeline feature

social media Updated: Aug 22, 2012 16:27 IST


Facebook has reportedly been sued by a Chinese technology firm that claims the social networking giant has stolen its new timeline feature.

Facebook recently made it mandatory for people to use Timeline, the new-look profile, which allows people to tell the story of their lives on a single page.

Cubic Network, a four year-old Chinese technology company, however, claimed the timeline feature is their own, The Telegraph reports.

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The network claimed they launched the same layout in 2008, which shows people’s activity in chronological order.

Xiong Wanli, the founder of Cubic Network, conducted a talk about the timeline feature at Stanford University, which Facebook founder and alumni of the American university, Mark Zuckerberg, is believed to have attended.

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Zuckerberg unveiled its ‘Timeline’ in 2011, some three years after Cubic Network showcased the feature.

The Chinese firm is now suing Facebook for potential patent infringement.