Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2012 16:30 UTC
In the News "So sprawling is Samsung's modern-day empire that some South Koreans say it has become possible to live a Samsung-only life: You can use a Samsung credit card to buy a Samsung TV for the living room of your Samsung-made apartment on which you'll watch the Samsung-owned pro baseball team. Samsung is South Korea's greatest economic success, and, more recently, the subject of major controversy. Economists, owners of small- and medium-size businesses, and some politicians say Samsung no longer merely powers the country but overpowers it, wielding influence that nearly matches that of the government." Campaign contributions, moles in political offices and chambers, this Samsung stuff - this is what happens when companies are left unchecked. It's cute if you think this only happens in Korea. Much of it all is legal, but that doesn't make it right.
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Its not just tech...
by jerkofalltrades on Tue 11th Dec 2012 00:35 UTC
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Samsung is also a major contractor in construction in South East Asia. We seem to recognize them here mainly in electronics and appliances (which is mammoth on it's own). But they have there hands into all kinds of industries, they also build heavy construction equipment as well.

When taking into account that there products and services branch almost into every sector of life. They've been very successful cutting down major players as well as small fries in the industry.

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