• Chinese Facebook-ripoff Xiaonei.com was purchased yesterday. The college social networking site clone, which blatantly lifted its look and feel from Facebook, was acquired by Oak Pacific Interactive. We wonder why a company would want to purchase a knock-off of a more reputable brand. We can imagine in the not-to-distant future aging Venture Capitalists busing into Canada to purchase generic social networking sites at a mere fraction of the cost of name-brand US ventures.
  • Microsoft's Defender is now out of beta, Redmond touts its ability to "protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software." So does it install a copy of MacOS X and Firefox? Sorry that was too easy.

Blatant Facebook Rip-Off Gets Acquired [Mashable]