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"Frankly, when I hear that one startup has copied another startup, I really don’t care (give me the numbers, show me the traction). People complain about copying way too much. In my article on HaiVL one reader said that it’s a “9gag clone like a few others in the market”. While for CocCoc’s recent Coromrowser), some said that “CocCoc stole Chrome source code then renamed it Cờ-rôm”. And complaints like this don’t just happen online, they happen in conversations at startup events and throughout discussions in meeting rooms. I hear too often comments like “They’re successful but they copied so-and-so”. But seriously, get over it."