Behind the scenes at Samsung’s clusterfuck event

”They were very concientious to not say or do anything that might offend,” said Calhoun.

Yeah, that didn’t go so well.



  • mvcmendes

    Well, that is one way to put it.

  • dr.no

    Funny thing is that Apple was actually worried about GS4 Launch.

    When Microsoft and now Samsung try to be like Apple this is the result. They can hire all the trolls to say how cool they are and how even Apple is. In the end company’s personality shows up eventually.

    • lucascott

      Not so sure that Apple was all that worried. In fact Phil’s comments sounded more like a guy that wasn’t worried and was explaining why

      • Mother Hydra

        I will politely disagree. Any attention was unwarranted and reveals some misgiving regarding the S4. Whatever he heard, it troubled him enough to say something, ANYTHING for the first time. Like EVAR. This was a strategic misstep or a tell- perhaps a tell that their offerings were stacking up weaker than expected? Can’t say for sure but it is NOT good for Shiller to open his big , ugly maw outside of junkets.

  • Dave Brandt

    You gotta see this week’s “Joy of Tech”. That really nails it http://tapastic.com/episode/2700.

  • Mother Hydra

    I’m worried that Phil even responded before the event, it reeks of running scared. I mean, why does the #1 guy in the race (by a mile) look back to see what #2 is up to? Something is off

    • Mother Hydra

      to expand further, I can’t stand the new apple ads that shout things like “together!” These have to be the most irritating adverts in quite some time. Usually Apple TV ads don’t bother me. Maybe Phil should shut his mouth and put out decent ads to showcase their amazing products? Don’t care if what he said was common sense it certainly was below his station at the company.