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Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history

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Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history
Samsung could not have asked for Ellen Degeneres to do a better job hosting the Academy Awards. Whether or not she was instructed to do so by Samsung, who was a key sponsor of the show, Degeneres twice took selfies during the telecast with her Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The second time, she gathered several members of the famous members of the audience together to take a selfie using the front-facing snapper on the phablet. Ellen then said that she would send the picture out as a tweet and instructed the huge television audience to re-tweet the message in an attempt to break the record for most popular tweet of all time.

As it turns out, it was mission accomplished for Degeneres, whose tweet can be found below. The message from @TheEllenShow broke the previous record which showed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embracing after the president won re-election in November 2012. Ellen's tweet actually "broke Twitter" as the ensuing traffic surge caused the messaging application to go down for a few minutes.

In case you're wondering who is in the picture on the record breaking tweet, you can see Ellen, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt and others. By the way, we'd say that Ellen did a fabulous, if understated job, which certainly cleared the stench left over from Seth McFarlane's hosting job last year.

While the Oscars has its usual set of winners and losers, Samsung was the big winner in the mobile space. Besides getting as much free publicity from Ellen as possible, the Korean tech titan debuted ads for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. Each 30 second spot cost the manufacturer $1.8 million. Samsung bought 5 minutes of airtime for Sunday night's show.


source: @TheEllenShow, @BarackObama via Forbes

UPDATE: Well, no sooner does the telecast end then it was revealed that while Ellen might have been using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on stage, backstage she was employing her Apple iPhone. That's show biz!

source: Gizmodo

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posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:28 35

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Best phone ever. :')

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 14

4. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Without question.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:53 12

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Agreed!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:07 8

18. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


AGREED.
TO HATERS..
Heart beat sensor is not "only" a gimmick its innovation.
A gimmick is technology and technology is innovation. You can't categorize that into different things.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:28 1

41. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=si.modula.android.instantheartrate

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:55 1

58. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Some people out there think the phone's camera can do better than a sensor built specifically for heart rate measuring, I guess.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:08 1

19. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


fake?
http://9gag.com/gag/aVO2K0P?ref=fbp

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:53

27. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Whoa whats that?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 02:15 1

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


what's what?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:17 1

37. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Post #19

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:18

22. Achilis (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


No Doubt

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 03:59 1

39. superduper (Posts: 151; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Ellen's Galaxy Note 3 didn't last long...

http://tinypic.com/r/aysqr9/8

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:37 1

45. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


So great she switch to iPhone back stage lol

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:43 1

48. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


awesome pic with a awesome phone

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:29

52. AnukulVcool (unregistered)


NO! :D

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 12

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


i have a note 3 and i love it. its the best samsung device to date .

its one of the best phones out now.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:03 15

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right! And it will still be the best smartphone out there 'til the Note4 is released imo. There'll be better smartphones in term of hardware released by then, but the Note experience is extremely hard to beat! LG is trying to adapt Samsung's features on its smartphones, in vain. Samsung is the only one that's exploiting Android's full potential.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 01:37 7

23. utg001 (unregistered)


I don't like Samsung that very much especially after S4, I'm more of a WP fan. But on Samsung's Note, I have to admit that it has got one hell of interface, simply beautiful. Nothing beats that.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:57 1

42. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


its THE best

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:33 10

3. Sauce (unregistered)


This is because of Ellen and the celebs.
The face of the celebs, not the face of the phone.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:36 17

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Give Samsung the credit it deserves.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:40 9

6. Sauce (unregistered)


What credit lmao? No really... Show me where this tweet mentions Samsung.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:47 3

54. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The credit for being able to pull off such a great marketing campaign? Besides Sony pictures, the only big name was Samsung, Samsung, Samsung.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:21 3

14. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I wouldn't give them credit. Have you seen the picture? The skin tones came out all out of whack and its blurred from the outer sides. Nothing to brag home about.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:54 2

51. tech2 (Posts: 3476; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You do know that's taken from 2MP front cam right ?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/ellen-degeneres-takes-oscars-selfie-with-every-alister-in-existence-9164456.html

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:34 2

44. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Papa, cry moar, Samsung time is over.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:48 4

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I love hearing this comment every year lol.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:57 1

59. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


What do you love about it? You're weeeirrrd. xD

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:45 6

8. newbey123 (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


It's because of Ellen and the stars, has nothing to do with the crapsung. Talk about desperation.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:43 4

7. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


king of plastic! Yey!!!

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