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Samsung Saw Opportunity in Steve Jobs' Death, Emails Reveal

It's not a smoking gun in legal terms, but a series of emails that leaked out of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung trial Wednesday certainly didn't show the South Korean tech giant in the best possible moral light The email thread between several Samsung executives begins on October 4, 2011, the day Apple launched the iPhone 4S. Show More Summary

Samsung Email: Steve’s Dead, Let’s Attack iPhone

The Apple vs Samsung legal battle has been full of low points for both companies as they spare for global domination, but an email from Samsung’s VP of Sales fired off just two days after Steve Jobs’ death shows how … Read more ›

Samsung Saw Death of Steve Jobs as a Time to Attack

9 hours agoTechnology : Bits

According to an email exchange presented in court, Samsung executives saw the death of Steven P. Jobs in 2011 as an opportunity to attack the iPhone.

Samsung approved its snarky anti-Apple ads two days after Steve Jobs' death

AppleInsider dug up an interesting piece in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit that's happening between Apple and Samsung. According to court documents, Samsung approved a snarky Apple attack ad poking fun of its customers waiting in long lines to buy the new iPhone just two days after Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs died. Show More Summary

Jobs' Death "Best Opportunity to Attack iPhone," Wrote Samsung Exec

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs' death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve Jobs to Samsung's benefit. Read more...

Samsung saw Steve Jobs’s death as a business opportunity

Remember those Samsung attack ads against Apple that tried to deflate the company's pop-culture prominence? Now we know where they came from. According to court documents obtained by AppleInsider, Samsung execs reportedly feared that Steve Jobs's death in 2011 could take attention away from the impending launch of its Galaxy S II. So, reversing an […]

Samsung Decided To Start Attacking Apple After Steve Jobs Died (AAPL, GOOG)

Newly released internal emails reveal the moment when Samsung decided to shift its advertising to attack Apple and the iPhone. It happened in October of 2011, right after Steve Jobs died. Two days after Jobs died, Samsung executive Michael...Show More Summary

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

New evidence from the second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit has revealed that Samsung was somewhat afraid of starting a clear, full-fledged anti-iPhone marketing campaign in 2011 – a move which actually proved to be detrimental to Samsung’s success in the mobile business. Show More Summary

Death of Steve Jobs prompted Samsung’s U-turn on Apple attack ads

We learned yesterday from patent trial evidence that Samsung was worried about running ads that directly attacked Apple, wanting Google to do it for them. We now know that it was the death of Steve Jobs which prompted Samsung’s change of mind, running the Next Big Thing ads which directly mocked Apple customers. An email trail shows that Samsung America’s VP […]

Samsung email targeted Steve Jobs' death as "our best opportunity to attack iPhone"

Samsung executives discussed Steve Jobs' passing as "unfortunately" having an "unintended benefit for Apple," and at the same time, "our best opportunity to attack iPhone," in internal memos marked "highly confidential," presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

Cody Kessler Named USC Trojans' Starting QB for 2014 Season

For now, the starting quarterback job at USC belongs to junior Cody Kessler. New head coach Steve Sarkisian announced the news on Tuesday, via the Trojans' official athletics Twitter feed: Sark seemed to leave the door slightly ajarShow More Summary

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Words of wisdom from the former Apple executive. With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken. He seemingly...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: The first trailer for Gone Girl looks appropriately eerie

It’s been a busy couple of days for David Fincher. First came news that he won’t, in fact, be directing the much-ballyhooed, Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic. Now comes the debut of the trailer for the equally ballyhooed Gone Girl, which Fincher directed from the lauded Gillian Flynn novel of the same name. Show More Summary

Who else could direct the Jobs movie and what would it be like?

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Sony balked at director David Fincher's request to have $10 million upfront to helm the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Issacson's book. Fincher is best known for directing "The Social Network," "The Girl with...

David Fincher Won't Direct Steve Jobs Movie After Alleged $10 Million Demand

Despite widespread rumors, David Fincher (“The Social Network”) won’t be directing Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR reports Fincher had "aggressive demands for compensation and control," including $10 million upfront and control over how the movie would be marketed. Show More Summary

David Fincher Dropped Out Of The Steve Jobs Biopic After Demanding $10 Million

DavidFincherhasreportedlydroppedoutoftheAaronSorkin-scriptedSteveJobsbiopichewassupposedtodirect,afterSonyfailedtomeethisdemandsforsalaryandcontrol.WhichofcourseisgreatnewsforthoseofuswholoveDavidFincherbuthatebiopicsandfindAaronSorShow More Summary

Newswire: David Fincher won’t be doing that Steve Jobs biopic after all

The Social Network proved that you could make a movie about dudes who sit in front of computers all day interesting, but David Fincher isn’t eager to return to that overpaid, socially awkward well. After sitting down for a few meetings...Show More Summary

David Fincher Probably Won't Direct The Steve Jobs Movie

Apparently not even lauded, Oscar-nominated directors can roll out just any old request they want on film projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, best known for directing "The Social Network" and "Fight Club," was set to helm the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography. Show More Summary

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