copycat

  • DaWanda secures €4 million to go international

    DaWanda secures €4 million to go international

    The discussion regarding copycats of US startups in europe is still an ongoing one, and largely due to the fact that the copycats are often heartless rip-offs. DaWanda, a marketplace for DIY goods, took the successful concept of Etsy, which was founded in 2005, to Europe and has since then grown into a company with 65 employees and 1,9 million products for sale. But in contrast to other… Read More

  • LG Says Apple Copied Prada Phone

    LG Says Apple Copied Prada Phone

    Perhaps imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. Woo-Young Kwak, who is the head of mobile handset R&D at LG, says that Apple’s iPhone is a complete copycat of the LG Prada phone. Kwak goes on to say that they stole the design after the Prada phone won the 2006 iF Design Award. What do I think? I think it’s a coincidence and Kwak is acting like a big baby. But with… Read More