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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The Repulic of Samsung
by shotsman on Mon 10th Dec 2012 16:59 UTC
shotsman
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2005-07-22

I've been thinking for some time that Samsung are getting too big. They are into pretty well everything and for the Apple Haters, they are significant players in far more tech areas than Apple.

I have bought some Samsung products in the past but now, I actively shop for alternatives. If Samsung continues to grow and dominate more tech areas then there will be less choice and innovation for everyone.

We have had the Microsoft Monopoly for years but I get the distinct feeling the a Samsung Monopoly would be even worse. If they can control the SK (And possibly other) Governments then the 'Company State' will be a thing of the present rather than something in SF stories.

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RE: The Repulic of Samsung
by ronaldst on Mon 10th Dec 2012 17:11 in reply to "The Repulic of Samsung"
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2005-06-29

Success isn't the problem. It's the violence.

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