Facebook sued over Timeline Feature
22 May 2012
Timeline, Facebook’s new-look which allows users to to tell the story of their lives on one page, has just been made mandatory for Facebook users.
Cubic Network, a four year-old Chinese technology firm, which operates a website which allows people to share their favourite items.
The Chinese start-up claims the timeline feature is their own, after launching 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.
Zuckerberg unveiled its ‘Timeline’ in 2011 at f8, the social network’s annual developer’s conference – some three years after Cubic Network showcased the feature.
The Chinese firm is now suing Facebook for potential patent infringement.
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