OnePlus finds itself in icy waters as CEO Pete Lau takes the ice bucket challenge

OnePlus finds itself in icy waters as CEO Pete Lau takes the ice bucket challenge
If you have been waiting too long for a OnePlus One, or don't feel partial to the company's sketchy marketing tactics, then you will most likely get a kick from watching OnePlus CEO Pete Lau publicly douse himself in ice-cold water. He didn't do it because he's ashamed of his company's reputation, though. Lau is merely following in the footsteps of his Western idols who soaked themselves, then donated to help raise awareness and funds for fighting ALS.

Before he got iced, Pete Lau challenged fellow colleagues Zhou Hongyi from software firm Qihoo 360, Luo Yonghao of smartphone startup Smartisan, and Huawei VP Liu Jianfeng to the frosty ordeal. Well, it's for a good cause!

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27 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Who else is sick of this "Ice bucket challenge" $@#% as I am? I know it's for a good cause and all, but I'm getting pretty tired of reading news and facebook uupdates about some celebrity or exec doing it. And meanwhile, are other causes getting the shaft? Cancer, heart disease, autism, HPV, AIDS, Red Cross, etc.... I don't know...I just don't get this whole thing.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just for the sake of attention. They actually could donate the money straight away without doing this ice bucket challenge.

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'm sure they do donate...at least I hope they do...even after doing the challenge. Otherwise, this whole things is completely pointless, by the way of its own rules.

22. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Some do. I'll just take KFC is an example. They donated, and for every of their fan or employee that takes the challenge, they will donate an extra $100 (to the total of $10,000). It's gonna be a way to promote KFC itself, but still, it brings money for the ALS association. Why ice bucket? I'm not too sure, but it has been spreading quite well around. I think there is nothing bad in that. And you may want to check this out :)http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/ice-bucket-donations-surpass.html

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

That's exactly what it's for. Do you know about ALS now? Good. It's working.

21. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I have a friend with ALS.. Its terrible

24. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't really know what I should say. I don't have anybody close to me having ALS, but I can imagine the situation. For those with or those with their loved ones having ALS, they're gonna apppreciate this ice bucket thing so much.

25. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Enough marketing, just start selling...

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

He deserves a turd bucket challenge. This sleazeball had the nerve to do this?!

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Why, because you haven't received your invite yet? That's more than a bit unfair.

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

LOL, dream on and you'd automatically assume that every person dissing this wanker are bitter S.O.B's who didn't get their invites?

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yes and no. I got an invite a couple days ago. I passed. Even if I wasn't broke (I am) I lost interest in this phone a while ago, despite vehemently defending them and their delays for quite a long while. But why is he a sleezeball? Why do you insinuate that he has "nerve" for doing something for charity? How far is your head shoved up your rectum? Inquiring minds want to know.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

With the shady nature of their business, You'd think he'd give something for charity? ahaha Charity my @ss

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Do you have a PayPal address? I'd like to send you some money so you could buy yourself a clue.

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

He better starts devising a proper way to sell their Ones.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Ain't happening brother

17. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I have one and love it. Just saying... It really wasn't that hard

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just donate the money, why waste your time on pouring yourself with a bucket of cold water then donate it afterwards?

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Like I said, I just don't get this "challenge". From my understanding, if you don't pour a bucket of icewater over your head, you owe the charity $100, but everybody I've seen in the news doing this can very well afford throwing $100 at a charity. So the choice is to either donate, or do the challenge, but if you don't donate even if you do the challenge, you're going to look like a cheap douchebag. ' Which is why I really don't get this whole effing thing. But it's gone viral, and it's raising money for a good cause, but I still don't get this "challenge" nor do I understand why it's getting so much publicity over debatably more important or urgent charities. I don't meant to trivialize ALS, but I have to wonder why other causes haven't gotten this kind of attention because they haven't had some silly viral internet meme.

26. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

last year the ALS foundation raised $50k this year so far they've raised about $15.6mill so clearly this ice challenge is doing something right also the challenge is meant to represent something that ALS patience experience something to do with the sudden shock of the impact of the icy water of course this has lost all meaning when it went viral but it's raising money for charity so who cares !

18. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

That's like saying why have a marathon or 5k that the money goes to a good cause, instead just donate.

23. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Totally agree with you.

14. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Charley Sheen did it best!

15. yep_its_ed unregistered

He should be taking on a different challenge. Like figuring out how to market and actually sell his phone to people who want it. Although, most of those people probably aren't interested anymore.

16. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The invites are so they don't become flooded with preorders. Do you know how pissed off thousands of people would be when it takes 2 months to get their One? After the companies grows and can produce enough phones they will kill off the invite system.

19. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Again it wasn't that hard... Maybe you are just to lazy to try and get one?

27. yep_its_ed unregistered

Timmons: I don't think anyone should have to enter contests, smash their phones, or send pictures of themselves just to win the right to buy a phone. TheMoltenD: I guess that does make sense. One Plus is a new company, so it can be justified that way.

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