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Samsung caught paying for negative reviews on HTC

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Samsung Taiwan had originally claimed that it was unaware of the FTC’s actions, but later wrote on its Facebook page that it regretted “any inconvenience and confusion from the Internet event,” adding that “Samsung Taiwan has halted all Internet marketing such as posting articles on websites.”

So...  *oopsies, we're sorry we got caught*???!  Still, only a fine of up to $835,000 - that's less than a million!  Impressive that the largest Android vendor feels the need to lie.  Wonder if they also did this to Apple.

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/samsung-taiwan-htc-smartphones-reviews-113328

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Originally Posted by 65C816 View Post

 

a fine of up to $835,000…


They may as well have thrown the company a party with all the cake and hookers they desired. That's basically what this "punishment" amounts to.

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Another reason I try to avoid Samsung products.  I'd rather buy Intel, Lenovo, HTC, Panasonic, Electrolux, etc...

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As the article points out, the investigation was because ...

 

"... Samsung’s local advertising agency had hired the students to criticise HTC" ,,,

 

The question is, did the ad agency do this all on their own, or did someone at Samsung Taiwan suggest it.  If so, who?   A junior or a senior exec?

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