Samsung to Take On Facebook With its Own Social Platform

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apparently, Samsung isn't content with simply integrating Facebook functionality with its smartphones. According to a new report, Samsung intends to start their own social network to compete with Facebook. This new network is codenamed, "Samsung Facebook," (how original...) and Samsung intends to tie it in with their existing devices and services. Samsung wants to create a social ecosystem on their own network amongst their own smartphones, cameras, and televisions. Here's a quote with some final details,

    Well now. That's a pretty lofty goal for Sammy... What do you guys think?

    Source: SlashGear
     
  2. ChevyNexus

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    Google tried and failed. I doubt that Sammy will succeed.
     
  3. justin82

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    i am going out on a limb here and say .. it will fail..
     
  4. johnomaz

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    Ya, Google had the best chance...its Google. Samsung...not so much. The only edge they have is they have so many phones out there, but then again, those phones all run Android...
     
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    Samsung. Put this money towards R&D. Not a failed social network.
     
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    I'm intrigued Samsung...I'm intrigued to see how quickly it will fail. Anybody want to place bets on this? I say 3 months.
     
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    Why would anyone dump money into another social media platform attempt? I mean, Google arguably had the best chance, and while Google+ is doing okay, it obviously hasn't overtaken Facebook and Twitter.

    It just seems like a waste of time, money, and resources on Samsung's part. They should be focusing elsewhere.
     
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    I'd do it - we have a Samsung TV, and blu-ray player. If that could help easily share photos, or videos, or whatever between the 3, I'd hop on it. I don't care about the social aspect of it, but just to be able to easily and seamlessly share between those devices would be cool.

    But ultimately I'd tend to agree - it'll have some adoption, and could hang around just b/c it might not cost them too much, but ultimately won't go anywhere. Not everyone will have Samsung "everything", and the majority of people won't go buy all Samsung just for this service.


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