Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 06:23 UTC
Legal "The 2010 report, translated from Korean, goes feature by feature, evaluating how Samsung's phone stacks up against the iPhone. Authored by Samsung's product engineering team, the document evaluates everything from the home screen to the browser to the built in apps on both devices. In each case, it comes up with a recommendation on what Samsung should do going forward and in most cases its answer is simple: Make it work more like the iPhone." Pretty damning. We still need to know a few things: how many of these were actually implemented? How common are these types of comparisons (i.e., does Apple have them)? Are these protected by patents and the like? And, but that's largely irrelevant and mostly of interest to me because I'm a translator myself, who translated the document, and how well has he or she done the job?
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RE[7]: Common practice
by bassbeast on Fri 10th Aug 2012 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Common practice"
bassbeast
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2007-11-11

There is a GOOD reason why they call it "The Cult of mac" Thom and that is because many have bought the carefully crafted image hook, line and sinker, just as they believe the "Do No Evil" marketing BS Google spews.

Hell I'd say a lot of the hate companies like MSFT and Oracle get is their PR teams royally suck so they can't play the game as well as companies like Apple and Google. Look at the lines around the building when a new iShiny is released, you'd think it was tickets to a rock concert being sold, no different than the mobs that knock down doors trying to get the latest Air Jordans.

In the end all this "corporation yay!" reminds me of the old Mel Brooks 2000 year old man sketch "All go to hell except cave 76!" in that these corps build loyalty like ballclubs, so you end up with people cheering the most insane things. Just look how many defended Blizzard with the screwing they gave the public with Diablo 3 for instance, or how many leap to Google's defense when they do something nasty in their TOS.

In the end if one of these companies could boost profits by 15% by throwing you into a cage with an enraged horny silverback you'd be getting some gorilla loving before nightfall, the only question is how many other ways they'd find to monetize the encounter.

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RE[8]: Common practice
by zima on Wed 15th Aug 2012 02:27 in reply to "RE[7]: Common practice"
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2005-07-06

There's more... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13416272

Also, there's a bit insane campaign with mass-buying and not-pirating the flawed OS8 to "help save Apple" ( http://www.forbes.com/1997/08/08/column.html ) - which back then offered clearly inferior and at the same time more expensive products.

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