Marketers have always co-opted youth culture for their benefit, but perhaps the recent Samsung commissioned selfie with David Ortiz and President Obama crossed the line.
White House objects to commercial use of selfie with President Barack Obama and David Ortiz. Twitter adds search by date functionality. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook announces April developer conference. Ads are coming to Instagram. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook considering acquisition of drone manufacturer. The social network rolls out new ad structure. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Samsung’s rival Nokia came in second with 586,200 mentions, a paltry 20.8% in comparison.
Ellen’s Oscars selfie tweet now most retweeted tweet ever. A new California law permits teens to delete social media posts. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Samsung took the wraps off two new lines of tablets at CES this week: the Galaxy NotePro and the Galaxy TabPro.
“What we always hear…is people want to do more with tablets,” said Nanda Ramachandran, VP of tablets and emerging business at Samsung, as he introduced the tablets.
Ramachandran vowed to hold these “pro” tablets to the company’s “highest standards.” He emphasized features that might appeal to professionals such as a Cisco WebEx conferencing app; a remote PC function to access files at home or the office; shared document editing tools; and the S Pen available with the NotePro tablet. Read more
Samsung will unveil a service this week that lets consumers control the devices in their homes — TVs, tablets, washing machines, refrigerators — via a single app. Samsung will debut its “Smart Home” service at CES, the annual tech tradeshow that kicks off in Las Vegas this week.
The company said Smart Home will provide three main features: device control, home view and smart customer service. Device control lets the user control the home’s various devices remotely via the app, such as switching on the lights, whether or not the individual is at home. Home view will offer real-time views into the home, while the customer service function will alert the customer that it’s time to replace or service an appliance. Read more
When a customer told Samsung his phone caught fire, the company requested proof. After the customer posted proof to YouTube, Samsung responded with a gag order.
Samsung released the latest iteration of its Galaxy Grand smartphone Monday, the Galaxy Grand 2, with a bigger screen and more power than its predecessor.
The new device boasts a 5.25-inch screen with 16:9 HD ratio aimed at improving HD viewing. The big screen, and increased processing power, make the Grand 2 “perfect for watching movies, playing games and e-reading,” the company said. It still weighs about the same as the first Galaxy Grand (163 grams). Read more