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'Bubble 2.0' is the hint from a glut of blogs about a glut of tech knockoffs

Or maybe not. Still, back-to-back blog items on tech-product rip-offs does make you wonder a little.

By Dec. 7, 2013


BlackBerry delays BBM for Android and iOS, cites knockoff

The app was supposed to hit iOS and Android this weekend, but BlackBerry is pausing the roll-out after an unofficial version was released.

By Sep. 22, 2013


Apple replacing knock-off chargers after iPhone owner dies

If you're taking your life in your hands by using a third-party charger to power your iPhone, Apple's offering to swap it for a proper one.

By Aug. 6, 2013


Knockoffs of Apple's Lightning connector may be on their way

Unauthorized accessory makers have figured out how to make connectors that work with Apple's new standard by cracking Lightning authentication chips, MacRumors reports. (Can lawsuits be far behind?)

By Oct. 9, 2012


Tablet knockoffs running rampant, brand firm says

A new study says knockoff tablets have become a big target online, with brand protection company MarkMonitor finding some 23,000 listings for fake or gray-market tablets in a single day.

By Nov. 1, 2011


Apple settles with knockoff stores, not Samsung

Apple has settled with two New York shops accused of selling counterfeit goods. Though it's nowhere near getting along with Samsung...

By Sep. 17, 2011


A video tour of Apple store knock-off in China

NBC takes a camera crew inside the infamous Apple retail store knock-off in China to see how it's weathered all the attention post-discovery.

By Jul. 26, 2011


Reports: China investigating Apple Store knockoffs

Counterfeit retail outlets exposed by a blogger are reportedly being investigated by government officials in the city of Kunming, according to several reports.

By Jul. 24, 2011


Get a 2GB iPod Shuffle knockoff for $9.99

If it walks like an iPod Shuffle and quacks like an iPod Shuffle, then it's an...iPod Shuffle crossed with a duck? No, just a nearly identical clone.

By Jul. 22, 2010


Get a 2GB iPod Shuffle knockoff for $9.16

Or possibly even $4.17, if my e-mail coupon code works. Even so, it's a pretty killer deal on an exercise-friendly MP3 player.

By May. 11, 2010