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Samsung Blames Fllu for StackOverflow Developers Bribe

South Korean giant, Samsung has made some very serious allegations of bribery on ad agency 'Fllu' that was under its tutelage. It says the firm tried to grease the palms of developers in return for praise for Samsung.

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Samsung Blames Fllu for StackOverflow Developers Bribe

Samsung has its ethical limits. The offering of money to developers for the sake of getting them to mention competition figures on Stack Overflow is a little too much for the electronics behemoth to stomach. Its Smart App Promotion sought to spread third party developer adoption of the Chord SDK. But after learning that some hanky-panky was going on while it was looking the other way, it has called off the whole thing. The company has clearly made mention of the fact that such actions go against its corporate philosophy.

Furthermore, Samsung claims it had no knowledge of the actions being carried out under its nose. The fact that a firm that came under its umbrella was giving money in return for meaning was counter to what Samsung stood for. The PR agency that got caught in the midst of the whole affair was named Fllu. Its Director of Operations, James Yoo offered a written apology on the Internet regarding the mishap and misunderstanding.
 
This phenomenon which has been observed in recent years is known as astroturfing. In return for a little legal tender people will spread the word. And it works in reverse too. There are many smear campaigns that have been deliberately orchestrated via a whole lot of money and backing by someone powerful.

While not entirely to blame for the scandal, Samsung will have to be extra cautious in the future. Its PR agencies will have to be restrained otherwise some serious damage could be done to the reputation and image of the electronic enterprise. Already people are beginning to call it “Spam Sung”. 

Source: The Verge

 

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Best Buy Accidentally Revealed How Much Motorola's Google-Powered Smartwatch Will Cost (GOOG)

Source: The Business Insider

Motorola is expected to reveal more information about its Moto 360 smartwatch next month, but it looks like Best Buy has already beat them to it. The electronics retailer posted a product page for Motorola's new smartwatch, revealing that it will cost $249.99. At that price, the Moto 360 will cost a little more than Samsung's Gear Live smartwatch ($199) and the Pebble Steel ($229), but slightly less than the Samsung Gear 2 ($299). The Moto 360 ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 3 days ago, 7:35am CDT
 

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Rumor: 'A8' chip in Apple's 'iPhone 6' will stick to 1GB of RAM

Source: Apple Insider

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LG G Watch 2: Ready for a smartwatch sequel already?

Source: Fifth Gear

The LG G Watch was only announced a couple of months ago and has been available for even less amount of time, but already it looks like LG could be readying a sequel to the Android Wear wristwatch, and it may be unleashed at this year’s IFA event taking place next month! While the original LG G Watch is a fairly affordable rival to Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatch, could the follow-up be a high-end Apple iWatch rival? Read on for all the detail ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 3 days ago, 4:15am CDT
 

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Ritot Projection smartwatch: Beam notifications and the time right onto your hand!

Source: Fifth Gear

Meet the Ritot Projection watch, which is a smart timepiece with a difference. As the name hints, it projects everything you need to know straight onto your hand, which means there’s no need for a screen, giving you a wearable that looks more like a bracelet or vibrant fitness band than a smartwatch. Fancy one of these? It’s not just the time that the Ritot is capable of projecting onto your hand i ...
Source: Fifth Gear   Full article at: Fifth Gear 3 days ago, 6:00pm CDT
 

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Apple wins 2014 ‘Outstanding Commercial’ Emmy Award for ‘Misunderstood’ holiday ad

Source: 9to5Mac

Here’s some good news for Apple amid several months of controversy surrounding the Cupertino-company’s marketing efforts: Apples’ 2013 Holiday season television commercial “Misunderstood” has won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for most “outstanding commercial” in 2014. The award was announced on the Emmy’s winners list last night, and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards are presented for “guest performers on television dra ...
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In Depth: 10 awesome things your smartphone will do next

Source: Tech Radar

10 awesome things your smartphone will do nextThe smartphone is the Very Hungry Caterpillar of technology, munching its way through all kinds of devices as the phone in your pocket replaces all kinds of stand-alone kit. It's already chewed through sat-navs and compact cameras, iPods and even torches - and it's still hungry. Here's what's next on the menu.1 KeysYour phone probably won't replace your front d ...
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It is to laugh

Source: Mac World

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A mini laser printer at an unbeatable price

Source: CNet

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All of the Moto X+1’s specs just leaked ahead of next month’s announcement

Source: BGR

Motorola will finally unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone during an event in Chicago on September 4th. The handset, which is regularly referred to as the "Moto X+1," will face the steepest imaginable competition following its debut; Samsung is widely expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 4 one day prior to Motorola's event, and Apple will take the wraps off of the completely redesigned iPhone 6 just five days after the X+1 debuts. For Android fans interested in t ...
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