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JooJoo Company Responds to TechCrunch Lawsuit

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Fusion Garage has responded to the lawsuit filed by Michael Arrington and the TechCrunch crew. Not surprisingly, the company says Arrington's suit and the allegations made are without merit.

The Fusion Garage statement addresses several accusations made by Michael Arrington in a blog post published last week:

With regard to Arrington's claims that the company was not financially stable, FG said it was a properly capitalized start up that has received $3 million in funding to date. Additionally, the company claimed it has numerous international angel investors and said it is preparing to announce a new round within the coming weeks.

Addressing the claims that Fusion Garage is using intellectual property owned by the original ODM, Pegatron, the company said it established a relationship with Pegatron after "after Arrington’s promises of hardware development support proved to be hollow." The company says it is now working with another top tier ODM to develop a completely new board and mechanical layout.

As for the comments made about CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan? Fusion Garage isn't even dignifying those with a point-by-point response. The company points out that it's highly unlikely TechCrunch would ever go into business with Chandra if his reputation as a businessman was so awful.

Read the full statement on BusinessInsider.

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    JMcEntegart , December 18, 2009 6:27 PM
    darkknight22Jane, you really have to quit it with that photo. I keep getting distracted while reading by caveman on the right lol.


    But it's so GOOD! He looks so blissfully happy.
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    sunflier , December 18, 2009 2:37 PM
    Quote:
    ...Fusion Garage has responded to the lawsuit

    Go ahead and sue. We havn't sold a single device so you'll get nothing.
  • 6 Hide
    tipoo , December 18, 2009 2:51 PM
    homrqthaha look at that guy

    So whens YOUR tablet launching?
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    igot1forya , December 18, 2009 3:56 PM
    So easy a caveman can do it! ;) 
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    darkknight22 , December 18, 2009 4:32 PM
    Jane, you really have to quit it with that photo. I keep getting distracted while reading by caveman on the right lol.
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    tsnorquist , December 18, 2009 5:35 PM
    What the real story should be about is this caveman holding up a cleverly chiseled stone slab in the form of a "Crunchpad".
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    eSpade , December 18, 2009 6:25 PM
    Quote:
    The Fusion Garage statement addresses several accusations made my Michael Arrington in a blog post published last week:


    Typo...
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    JMcEntegart , December 18, 2009 6:27 PM
    darkknight22Jane, you really have to quit it with that photo. I keep getting distracted while reading by caveman on the right lol.


    But it's so GOOD! He looks so blissfully happy.
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    eddieroolz , December 19, 2009 3:16 AM
    They can bicker all they want, I sure as hell ain't shelling out $500 for a broswer machine.
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    Anonymous , December 19, 2009 11:03 AM
    The Joo Joo is Poo Poo is far as I'm concerned since they cut out the real people behind this device.
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    xeden , December 19, 2009 12:16 PM
    nojoojooThe Joo Joo is Poo Poo is far as I'm concerned since they cut out the real people behind this device.


    Sad to say, you are very naive. If Michael Arrington's team is the real people behind this device, they should be owning the IP. Why is it otherwise???

    I also discovered that some comments here are racist and biase. Please think through your head, do not let your feelings rule over your brain.
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    littlec , December 20, 2009 11:33 PM
    homrqthaha look at that guy


    Tablet PC, so easy a caveman can do it!
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    Anonymous , December 21, 2009 12:10 PM
    "I also discovered that some comments here are racist and biase. Please think through your head, do not let your feelings rule over your brain."

    Now "caveman" comments are considered racist!! Go figure.........
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    enforcer22 , December 21, 2009 12:31 PM
    daveyg"I also discovered that some comments here are racist and biase. Please think through your head, do not let your feelings rule over your brain."Now "caveman" comments are considered racist!! Go figure.........


    jesus havent you seen a gieco commercial? how inconsiderate can you be ffs.... (dies laughing - streight face? not even close)
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    Anonymous , December 23, 2009 2:09 AM
    I don't get the whole web tablet craze. It seems like as Smart Phones and Laptops get better and better, why do we need something in between? It amazes me how the whole web tablet concept has been been born overnight as it seems. People are already making hitler crunchpad joojoo web tablet parody videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhozjQJKR_0