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What makes Samsung good business people is that they recognized there wasn't time to develop a platform from scratch.  Wholesale copying was the only chance they had.  I'm not condoning the copying.  I'm just saying that Samsung is a better-run company than Microsoft, Blackberry, Nokia, etc, because Samsung recognized the path to success.  And it wasn't just because Samdung has a culture of copying and companies like Microsoft don't.  Quite the contrary, Microsoft has a...
Good point. Three quarters of decline is not good.  However, I think the success of the Samsung mobile is so great that the management team has a lot of room to fall. Samsung's huge success is still emblazoned in the minds of its shareholders. Samsung may lose to Apple, but they beat Google-Motorola, Microsoft, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei, Nokia, and Blackberry.  These companies all lost money trying to compete with Apple.  Samsung is the lone successful competitor.  Samsung...
Sounds easy on paper, but I think Tizen would be a disaster.  Samsung customers are like Microsoft customers.  They didn't care about performance to begin with, which is why they chose Samsung (or Microsoft) in the first place.  Once they learned how to use their shitty software, the worst thing you can do to them is make them learn new shitty software.  Look at Microsoft XP customers. MS can't get them to upgrade over a decade later. Every new MS OS release is followed by...
Samdung had one strategy....100% pure replica of Apple device.  Apple is now focusing on software services and integrated hardware solutions that aren't easily copied. Software services work best on a non-fragmented platform.  Apple's CPU, graphics, and motion chips also require a non-fragmented platform and require long lead times in planning.  There's a lot of irony in Apple leapfrogging the industry in hardware design.  They were criticized when they bought PA...
ummm, 7 billion in profit is nothing to sneeze at.  I very much doubt heads are going to roll.  From a business standpoint, copying Apple was totally the right thing to do. Think of all the catastrophic failures from companies who tried to compete with Apple by partially copying and adding their own flair to it (note that the entire smartphone industry copied Apple to some degree).  I'm sure the 100% pure copyists at Samdung are heroes in the eyes of Samdung shareholders....
First of all, this article is a response to the backlash Gore received from saying, "I took the initiative in creating the Internet."  In other words, it is inherently biased. Secondly, the article is full of warm fuzzy language that doesn't mean shit: "He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications" "Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and...
Because Al Gore didn't do shit. He sponsored some bills that can be correlated with the internet, but he didn't understand ARPAnet or its significance.   His involvement is self aggrandizement after the fact by trying to make a connection to a bill he sponsored. Its rather pathetic actually.
Interesting, the Internet started at PARC?  Funny how culture works. You would think this would be widely known; like the GUI being invented at PARC. I was just talking to a colleague who used ARPAnet in the late 70s. He was an engineering grad student at the University of Utah, which was one of three schools on ARPAnet. He said the first full resolution picture sent over ARPAnet was a naked lady.  It took forever to transfer. (brings new meaning to tantalizing). My...
The bend test was pretty cool.  I wish we could see a side-by-side comparison with gorilla glass. You might be surprised how flexible glass is when it's thin.  One thing is for sure, if Apple uses a sapphire display, it will be better than gorilla glass.  Apple doesn't use gimmicks. If the material doesn't have a real world benefit, they wouldn't use it. 
I'm afraid that creating a good seal for helium in a consumer electronics device is totally impractical.  Helium atoms are tiny and non-charged, which means over time they will diffuse through almost any material, especially a flexible membrane. What might be interesting is if Apple set up a helium recharging station in the Apple Store where people can come in and just recharge the helium for free. The sales from increased foot traffic could easily pay for itself.   
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