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Red Sox star David Ortiz signed deal with Samsung just one day before he shot selfie with Obama

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Red Sox star David Ortiz signed deal with Samsung just one day before he shot selfie with Obama
It appears that Ellen Degeneres might not be the only celebrity to be given instructions on how to take a high profile selfie using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The day before Ortiz and the rest of the World Champion Boston Red Sox visited President Obama for the customary Presidential visit, (all major U.S. sports league champions get to visit the president in the White House) the slugging first baseman/DH had signed an endorsement deal with Samsung. While word later leaked that Ellen was taught how to use the phablet to take a selfie, it is not known if the same directions were given to the Red Sox star.

When the White House photographer was about to snap a group picture, Ortiz interrupted and asked if he could take one of his own. The selfie of Ortiz and Obama had over 40,000 retweets at last count, far fewer than the millions that retweeted Ellen's now famous Oscar selfie. That picture set the record for the most popular tweet ever, ironically replacing one of the president and the First Lady embracing after he won his second four year term in office. Samsung quickly retweeted the Ortiz-Obama selfie to its 5 million members.

A White House official said that the president had no advance knowledge of Ortiz' decision to take a selfie with him. Samsung later confirmed its relationship with "Big Papi." Ironically, the president sided with Apple and against Samsung last year in a case involving the ITC. Apple faced injunctions against some of its devices including the Apple iPad 2, Apple iPhone 4 and other models. Under the law, the president can veto the sales ban, which he did.

"We have a relationship with David and the Red Sox. We partner with people who have like-minded values and fit with who we are as a brand."-Samsung


source: @davidortiz via NewYorkPost

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posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:42 5

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 285; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


well played Samsung well played

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 01:54 3

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Wow... Now thats a Home Run for Samsung...

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 02:01

3. Sauce (unregistered)


Now Ortiz needs to do some convincing to MLB.

Apple's devices and iBeacon in them ballparks are really neat.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 03:47

4. SPASE (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I tried zooming in on the pic, sorta looks like S5

posted on 05 Apr 2014, 07:20

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It's definitely a Note 3.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 03:54 2

5. superduper (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


If Samsung had to teach Ellen how to take a selfie on their phone, it doesn't say much for its usability.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:07 3

6. SPASE (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I have to even teach some customers how to use feature phones

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:38 1

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That was kind of the idea when the first generation iphone came out, make it easier for the consumer because most feature phones were not smart and hard to use

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 05:01 5

9. SPASE (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Beg to differ, no matter which phone or sys, I've had customers new to tech always asked for help,, even iphone.

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 04:58

8. SPASE (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Still, nice pic

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 07:57 3

10. HTCOE (Posts: 407; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


Samsung wins in the marketing category and all fall blind to it

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 15:43 1

11. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Oh yeah, and Apple is any better with its sheeep? Spare us troll boy

posted on 03 Apr 2014, 18:15

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


As a Yankees fan, I hate the Sox, but I love Big Papi. Cool pic, Obama's the man.

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