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I refuse to believe anyone actually passed a law that would protect consumers from this. :(

 

It's some big long boring report from the FTC.

 

http://ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf

 

Buried in there somewhere are rules regarding disclosure of interest when posting on the Internet and social media sites.

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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

Buried in there somewhere are rules regarding disclosure of interest when posting on the Internet and social media sites.

 

How’re they supposed to be enforced?!

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post #203 of 225
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How’re they supposed to be enforced?!

And what are the repercussions?
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post #204 of 225
Gold-for the rich, and now being copied from its rich metal (apple, I know aluminum is not rich) to cheap plastic, what a miracle, go Samsung.
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Gold-for the rich, and now being copied from its rich metal (apple, I know aluminum is not rich) to cheap plastic, what a miracle, go Samsung.
Oops forgot the /s, I know at least one person would have not been happy elsewhys
post #206 of 225
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I just find this funny that you folks take this so seriously and pick everything apart. I'm done since you seem to want to attack, attack, attack. Best of luck to you in your pursuit of happiness. See you at the Apple store!

 

This guy is some piece of work. He makes strawman arguments, accuses one of attacking despite, on day one calling people rapid, mesmerized sheep. But then say that this is a complement, for what business wouldn't the rabid sheep for customers.

 

Oy.  Where do these people come from? And why are they so insecure with their decisions?

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I own about $350,000 in Apple stock 

 

No one cares about the value of the qualifier to your opinions. Truly.

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post #208 of 225
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You’re either illiterate or a troll. Which do you want to be?

What do you know. Even TS occasionally says something funny.

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It's some big long boring report from the FTC.

http://ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf

Buried in there somewhere are rules regarding disclosure of interest when posting on the Internet and social media sites.

I didn't read the entire report, but the part I did read was referring to Internet advertising. I didn't see anything that applies to random posts to the Internet. Did I miss something?
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Definition of innovation is "to do something in a new way". Not sure why everyone wants me to defend Samsung on here on these things.

Innovations on devices can be clearly seen by using them. Before Apple, Palm and Blackberry innovated. I'm probably showing my age but I had the original Palm and versions after it as well as various Windows CE devices. Each was innovative in its own way.

So let me get this straight. The day after Apple releases sales figures showing that its 64 bit phone which comes in gold for the first time (for Apple - there have been other gold phones) was a roaring success, Samsung says "we're going to have a 64 bit phone too, and we can make one of our existing phones in gold" and you consider that to be innovation? I guess the Tab was also innovative because it was the first tablet so close to the iPad that even Samsung's attorneys couldn't tell the difference. /s

Face it - Samsung has a long history of copying - especially copying Apple. They copy EVERYTHING about Apple, right down to their advertising, press releases and mobile phone retailing.

Have they innovated? Sure. The idea of waving your hand over the phone to answer it is probably innovative. There are two problems:
1. Samsung's innovations are mostly just silly and add nothing to the user experience (see hand waving example above).
2. Samsung more phones than Apple does, yet it's Apple who is constantly leading the way with innovative products THAT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WANTS TO COPY. Samsung's easily large enough that they should be able to come up with great products, but they don't. There's really nothing in any Samsung product that made the industry stand up and say 'wow'.

Calling Samsung an innovative company is absurd. I have to agree with TS - you're either a troll or you're illiterate. Which is it?
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post #209 of 225
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I didn't read the entire report, but the part I did read was referring to Internet advertising. I didn't see anything that applies to random posts to the Internet. Did I miss something?

The document Hill60 linked says the disclosure rules apply to any company promotional and marketing efforts and activities, not just ads. Here's another article that talks about it:
http://www.trackur.com/fake-online-reviews

If you think a reviewer or blogger is a paid spokesman promoting some company's products in return for "valuable considerations" without disclosing it then you can file a complaint with the FTC. With enough people bringing it to their attention the deceptive practices can be followed up on.
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post #210 of 225

color is just the flavor of the day, who cares except the buyer.  If there is a trend where gold is the new black, then it's natural to offer the choice.  It's fun to see the switch so quickly but then everyone is sensitive to it right now because Apple hasn't had a third offering before in the phone.  I still would like to see a black and gold version!

post #211 of 225

samsung products mock apple but would die just to be like apple.

post #212 of 225
plastic gold... hmm, plastic made out of oil is almost like gold.

NOT!!!
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I'm not sure whether Samsung fans should be ashamed of their brand (as someone wrote this a few pages above) or whether Apple should be ashamed of some fans. It is unbelievable what I read here!

It was already in August when Samsung presented its "Samsung Galaxy Golden", weeks before Apple. But I would never say Apple copied from Samsung. You can find Golden mobile devices since years.

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plastic gold... hmm, plastic made out of oil is almost like gold.

NOT!!!

 

Black gold gold!

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I'm not sure whether Samsung fans should be ashamed of their brand (as someone wrote this a few pages above) or whether Apple should be ashamed of some fans. It is unbelievable what I read here!

It was already in August when Samsung presented its "Samsung Galaxy Golden", weeks before Apple. But I would never say Apple copied from Samsung. You can find Golden mobile devices since years.

 

Good to see a level head around here, what carnage, I was surprised.

 

I worked in the middle east years ago, when our stereos were all black in the US.  In their shops everything was shiny gold cause that's what the customers wanted, that and big a$$ American cars with Chrome straps with buckles over the trunks.  Beauty is truly in the eye on the beholder.


Edited by RemE - 9/26/13 at 3:48pm
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A touch of butt fugly.
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Copycat, meeeeaaaoooowwww!
post #218 of 225
Gold colored plastic? It's a plastic! Cheap and inelegant at all. Gold color is only suitable on metal surface such as aluminum. That's why there's no gold color for 5c.
post #219 of 225
Funny. Last time I checked, September 8 was before the iPhone announcement on Sept 10.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-26/samsung-counters-with-a-gold-phone-of-its-own
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Originally Posted by trappedon
Funny. Last time I checked, September 8 was before the iPhone announcement on Sept 10.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-26/samsung-counters-with-a-gold-phone-of-its-own

 

Really pathetic of you to have to pay people to try to tell people this, Samsung.

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post #221 of 225
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Funny. Last time I checked, September 8 was before the iPhone announcement on Sept 10.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-26/samsung-counters-with-a-gold-phone-of-its-own

 

As the article pointed out, the details of Apple's gold iPhone were leaked in August.

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As the article pointed out, the details of Apple's gold iPhone were leaked in August.

Gruber has a link to a Sammy blog detailing some of the gold phones it has released. Kind of pathetic.
post #223 of 225
. Samsung products reflects on the people who use it. negative,depressed ,insecure,cheap and non popular.
Edited by rolando - 9/28/13 at 9:34pm
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Fake or Real S4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
Edited by rolando - 9/28/13 at 9:34pm
post #225 of 225

I think they will just dunk it in oil and give it as "black gold.The first phone to be 2 colours at once"

and samsung sheep will flock to buy it and bleat on how the dumb IR blaster makes the phone with ultimate glitch better than an iPhone.

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