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Samwer Brothers Strike Again With Fab.com Ripoff

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Fab.com is New York’s fast-growing, revenue-generating “it startup” of the moment, a company that landed the rare double-pivot with a design-centric members-only flash sales site. It’s doing well and its business model is simple, so of course the fast followers have started to spring up; no less than seven copycats in the last month, says Fab founder Jason Goldberg. Read More

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Skillshare Actually Worth Just $5,000 on the Open Market

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Do you want a Skillshare clone for Christmas? Have one built today! There are 20 bids over at the free programming classifieds site scriptlance.com, where an entrepreneur has requested a double of the popular democratized teaching platform. “I need a developer who can clone skillshare.com for me as it is with the functionality. Looking for a good price and skills who can communicate on day to day basis. I am open to use any php frameworks or CMS,” says the Nov. 28 post. Read More

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Forrst Does Not Find Imitation Flattering, Sues Ripoff-y Start-Up ‘Furrst’ [UPDATED]

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New York’s increasingly-popular start-up Forrst, a Tumblr-esque forum for designers and developers, appears to be the victim of a rather blatant ripoff from the Emerald Isle. A freelance Irish designer, Eamonn Murphy, has a splash page up for Furrst.com, “an exciting new web app for designers who care about content.”

Uh, wait a second. Didn’t someone else do that furrst? Read More