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Developer offered bribe for fake comments on the Smart App Challenge, Samsung denies involvement

0. phoneArena 05 Aug 2013, 03:15 posted on

An app developer has apparently been offered half a grand to put in some good "organic" comments on the Samsung Smart App Challenge at Stack Overflow, a coding community...

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:18 22

1. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Tsk Tsk Samsung.... Caught red-handed again!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:20 8

2. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Samsung caught in another controversey. What are the odds.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:18 18

13. Zeus.k (unregistered)


You being an idiot, commenting without even reading the article just for the sake of hating Samsung which is in fashion right now amongst idiots like you. What are the odds.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:21 20

16. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


blind samsungfan.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:47 11

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol blind hater....it works two ways dude :P

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:53 14

26. Zeus.k (unregistered)


No sir, I'm not. I am an android fan. Love Google, Samsung, LG, motorola, htc, sony and Nokia also.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:00 3

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Brainwashed Apple Fan

™®

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:40 13

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You do realize that marketing agencies are independent companies, right? Half the time when you're at a store and working with a "Samsung," "LG," or "Motorola" rep you're really talking to someone from a marketing agency.

In fact, at Best Buy all of those "Samsung" reps in the Experience Shops are actually employees of marketing companies.

At another Best Buy that has an "Apple" rep staffed there, a newbie coworker bought a Macbook. He wanted to get an Air instead and took the Macbook back to that store. The "Apple" rep told him to take the Macbook to our store instead so he didn't take the hit on the return. For those of you who don't know, an employee buying a big ticket item at one store and returning it at another is a cardinal sin and a fireable offense, which sadly the poor kid had no clue about since he had just started working for us. The stupid thing is that while we could take the return, it would end up going right back to his Best Buy anyway. My customer service manager immediately contacted the managers at that Best Buy and they promptly went out and ripped the Apple rep a new one.

The end result? An embarrassed newbie, about five pissed off managers from two different stores, and a shady Apple rep being exposed for the slime he is. Except I'm pretty sure that like the Samsung reps, he's employed by a marketing company instead.

But this was all because the asshole didn't want a Macbook returned.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:59 6

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Addendum: because the kid had no idea that the advice given him by the Apple rep was the biggest d**k move you can pull on another store, he did not actually get in trouble himself. Once he understood the situation and the rule he apologized profusely for causing a fuss and immediately left to return the Macbook at the original store.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:51 2

9. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


They seem to have all kinds of underhanded tricks up their sleeves.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:19 5

33. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Shamesung

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 14:33 1

41. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Why is this even news? Samsung offered money to a developer to get the words out about their upcoming event, how is this bad??

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:22 15

3. taojj (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


I am getting sick of Samsung's dirty practices.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:20 10

15. Zeus.k (unregistered)


and who are you? Let me guess. Another idiot posting comments without reading the article.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:49 9

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


like Zeus said, did you even read the article, the comments he made where not even about any of samsungs products...

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 05:04 7

27. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You can't blame them for posting hate comments. Samsung did hired students to bash other companies once, it's very shame for a company to do that.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:16 6

31. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so your saying if samsung didnt do anything wrong, its ok for people to bash just because of something that happened in the past?

That sounds more like trolling to me, and you sound like your promoting it.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:18 3

32. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Hate comments. It works both ways. It is okay for to bash iPhones, Blackberries, and Windows Phones but not Samsung, or Android for that matter? I'm just being honest with what i think, and so is everyone else.
But Samsung DID use underhanded tactics like Xperia Droid said.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 06:34 5

34. Zeus.k (unregistered)


So did Nokia and MS. Does that mean I should be crying over that in every wp related article. Samsung apologized for that and so did Nokia for their lil camera trick. Move on.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 13:25

40. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


In fairness to Nokia, and in a similar situation to the one described in this article, it was the fault of the ad agency, not Nokia themselves. Furthermore, the ad agency didn't say that the shots were taken with a 920, but it was demonstrating what OIS was, which, I believe, the DSLR used did have and was making use of.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:27 1

4. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


What goes around comes around..

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:31 6

5. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Samsung again?! the best selling smartphones manufacturer? lol...
i wonder why ppl still buy their products..

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:41 14

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh look. Someone else who didn't read the article.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:01 6

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Do you really think that these stupid haters care about the article?

Another example here..
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Specs-leak-for-the-Samsung-Hennessy-Android-flip-phone_id46017

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:14 6

12. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


They make best smartphones! That's why!

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:49 6

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


they make really good phones and have the BEST marking...end of troll

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 03:41 5

7. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


apple is still #1 at doin stuff like this

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:18

14. Sauce (unregistered)


Wow samsung

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 07:02

36. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And Android FTW™

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:39 8

17. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


So if Microsoft and BlackBerry pay developers to make apps for their platform is ok, but when an ad agency pays someone to promote app development for Samsung, even when Samsung is not aware of the deal, it becomes a problem. I'm not surprised as Samsung is at the top, hence the army of haters...SMH!

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