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Samsung Slapped With Fine for Bad Marketing Tactic

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October 25, 2013 6:21:37 AM

$340,000.00 fine? Barely noticeable, and they got their money's worth out of it. It's not at all surprising though. Dishonest, unethical and shady are probably the nicest things you can say about them.
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October 25, 2013 6:42:50 AM

That's just dirty, but we all live in a dirty world...
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October 25, 2013 6:43:59 AM

AMD had been doing these practices against intel and nvidia on utube do they get fined.
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October 25, 2013 6:56:20 AM

X had been doing these practices against Y on Z do they get fined.

Replace X Y Z. If you present no evidence...you are not better.
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October 25, 2013 7:09:38 AM

That is dirty and I don't support that!
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October 25, 2013 7:20:23 AM

I liked Samsung products but every year they are continually trying to screw their customers more and more... especially the people who like to tinker and mod the OS on the phone. However this time they implemented, "region locking" that makes your phone unable to function in other countries with other SIM cards from other providers.

And don't even buy into their "activate once with "local" SIM card and then use anywhere BS" ... there are numerous people reporting this to be a lie.
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October 25, 2013 7:33:26 AM

You actually do support that by buying a Samsung product. Just saying.
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October 25, 2013 7:35:27 AM

And the guy saying that AMD is doing the same is a complete douche, no excuses. It was Intel paying workshops not to use AMD products. And now Nvidia is doing the same with their battlebox forcing manufacturers not to use AMD for exclusivity. Foul language not necessary.
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October 25, 2013 7:38:41 AM

If such measure be seriously taken across the industry, nVidia should be fined at least 10 billion U.S. dollars as they use the same tactics (since the launch of GF3) to farme AMD a bad-driver image over years
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October 25, 2013 5:02:09 PM

That fine is a joke they probably spend more in a day on TP. Looks more like a win for Samsung then a punishment.
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October 25, 2013 5:11:26 PM

I actually think refillable might be getting paid by nVidia. Or be trying to get them to pay him.
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October 25, 2013 6:46:21 PM

scannall said:
$340,000.00 fine? Barely noticeable, and they got their money's worth out of it. It's not at all surprising though. Dishonest, unethical and shady are probably the nicest things you can say about them.


A fine is a fine. Can't give different fines for same infraction. Just because you could afford it doesn't mean you should be fined more for speeding than someone else with lower income. Same principle applies here.
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October 25, 2013 7:48:52 PM

im not at all in favor of this behavior, especially if its hurting a company with minimal market share which is struggling to stay in business.
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October 25, 2013 11:05:42 PM

Frankly this is something that should be regulated with a heavy hand. It doesn't matter who's astroturfing who; the consumers should all be against this act.
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October 25, 2013 11:12:04 PM

Cheaters... cheaters everywhere... will never support Samsung again in the future
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October 25, 2013 11:27:09 PM

That's Samsung for you. Zero creativity, shameless copying. Now add unethical behavior to the list too, whether it's cheating on benchmarks or doing something like this against a much, much smaller company.

I really appreciate creativity, in people and companies alike. Samsung is huge and yet most of the smaller competitors bring new ideas to the table while Samsung waits for successful or potentially successful products and puts all its might behind a copycat product markets the crap out of it.
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October 25, 2013 11:35:30 PM

That's Samsung for you. Zero creativity, shameless copying. Now add unethical behavior to the list too, whether it's cheating on benchmarks or doing something like this against a much, much smaller company.

I really appreciate creativity, in people and companies alike. Samsung is huge and yet most of the smaller competitors bring new ideas to the table while Samsung waits for successful or potentially successful products and puts all its might behind a copycat product markets the crap out of it.
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October 25, 2013 11:55:44 PM

Taiwanese courts finds Korean Company treated Taiwanese Company unfairly.
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October 26, 2013 12:10:37 AM

I lost all respect for Samsung because they use Pentile screens.
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October 26, 2013 10:21:36 AM

Apple saturates tech sites with free gifts to authors for positive reviews. The saturate movies and TV with product placement and they have the US president overturn bans on Apple while keeping bans on others!

THIS IS NOTHING TO WHAT CRAPPLE DOES EVERYDAY!
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October 26, 2013 12:53:28 PM

Does not surprise me at all. It was not the first time Samsung did it, and won't be the last either. I've removed Samsung from my shopping list forever.
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October 28, 2013 7:09:48 AM

Oh look, people wasting thousands on petty arguments when people are starving all over the world. Just play by the rules and the law and everyone will be happy. There is to much technology and tracking devices out there to get caught with this kind of crappy behavior.

If Samsung's Philosophy really is "transparency and honesty" They wouldn't of done it in the first place. These actions are a direct counter statement to those words. I was always told as a child that "Actions speak louder than words"

ALL companies are guilty of this. However eventually everyone is caught. Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony. Should be sat in a room and given the "Share bear" so they can work out there differences and stop being douche bags and play by the rules and stop treating the public like idiots.
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December 22, 2013 6:42:42 AM

Sorry for Bumping a rather months old topic with this post, but This looks like an essential-to-answer topic for me, as It looks like that I am being accused of something that I never thought of.

This is the evidence:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH6XayaLTw8

And many more... on their AMD and AMD Unprocessed Channel.

I know They said intel and nvidia uses Unfair 'Tactical' Business strategies. While I can think of it every time, There is no a direct proof. But AMD's case has a proof like a crystal clear glass. No offense, but if you accuse me of being an AMD hater, you really have no Idea what my posts regularly looks like...
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