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Steve Jobs effect on the tech industry is still being felt

Many were anxiously awaiting the announcement of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone on October 11, as the smartphone will spearhead the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich (the next version of Google's Android mobile operating system). However, both Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the event.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus [Source: SlashGear]
Earlier today, the two companies issued this joint statement:
Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.
However, later today, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the reason for the delay was out of respect for Steve Jobs:
We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing. We do not have information on the rescheduling of the event.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56. He battled pancreatic cancer and later received a liver transplant. Jobs temporarily left Apple on medical leave three times to address his health concerns. He vacated his duties as CEO of Apple in late August, handing over the baton to Tim Cook.

Source: CNET

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Publicity win-win
By The Raven on 10/7/2011 2:53:00 PM , Rating: 3
Speaking as a consumer:
Google and Samsung, knowing that anymore publicity for Apple (which has reached the saturation point) won't hurt their own business, get a bit for themselves via such a story. Nicely played. Very Apple-like if you ask me...use the news outlets as commercials.

I mean it sounds nice but we all know that these companies will all stab each other in the back given the necessity. Otherwise Samsung would drop their lawsuits against Apple out of respect for Steve, right?

At any rate, I just hope the cult of Jobs won't live on very much longer.

Speaking as a human being:
RIP Steve

RE: Publicity win-win
By ClownPuncher on 10/7/2011 3:04:57 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't care, as a business.

RE: Publicity win-win
By vol7ron on 10/7/2011 8:18:15 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah, what The Raven doesn't understand is that there are several factors:

    - sales will be greater when you can gain focus of a larger customer base
    - you gain points by being "sincere" and respectful
    - there is friendship in competition; even if your business is against another, you can still respect and honor your competitor; it doesn't mean you stop existing, you just pay tribute

RE: Publicity win-win
By Totally on 10/7/2011 3:19:49 PM , Rating: 5
Actually it's the opposite, Competing for the space, death of a prominent figure of the tech world or the launch a new product, which one one is going to win, hrmm...if you don't want crappy sales, better delay that shit.

RE: Publicity win-win
By NellyFromMA on 10/7/2011 3:35:34 PM , Rating: 3
It's actually interesting that you were downrated, because you're partially right... interesting, but not surprising..

It's definitely both a little respect and intelligent marketing.

No reason to downrate the guy for it.

RE: Publicity win-win
By AssBall on 10/7/11, Rating: -1
RE: Publicity win-win
By The Raven on 10/7/2011 5:38:24 PM , Rating: 3

And no I wasn't downrated by DT. I'm guessing people who don't know how to read (even if it was written by a drunk 16 y/o lol). It is just a comment attempting to tell it like it is and I guess some people don't like that. I simply don't think this is *all* about respect for Jobs. If it was, a simple Google Doodle would suffice. But apparently they couldn't whip one up fast enough (duckduckgo to the rescue!

RE: Publicity win-win
By The Raven on 10/7/2011 5:41:01 PM , Rating: 1
Great, I am the one who can't read. I thought he was replying to me lol.

RE: Publicity win-win
By AssBall on 10/7/2011 6:30:26 PM , Rating: 1
I'd rate you up if I hadn't already added to the thread, lol.

RE: Publicity win-win
By drycrust3 on 10/7/2011 3:37:03 PM , Rating: 2
My guess is this has little to do with publicity, or with the thought of more or less sales, but is just a reflection of the high regard Job's was held with at Google.
It was nice to see the recent comment by Bill Gates, who also held him in very high regard.

RE: Publicity win-win
By The Raven on 10/7/2011 5:43:11 PM , Rating: 5
It was nice to see the recent comment by Bill Gates
Yeah even my copy of Windows stopped working out of respect!

RE: Publicity win-win
By MartyLK on 10/7/2011 9:42:12 PM , Rating: 3
LOL...mine's been respecting Jobs for a long time, then.

RE: Publicity win-win
By spread on 10/9/2011 12:17:07 AM , Rating: 2
If you knew how to use a computer it would be up and running by now.

RE: Publicity win-win
By Bostlabs on 10/11/2011 11:22:54 AM , Rating: 2
He's holding it wrong. Wait, it's a Desktop or Laptop. ummm..

You're looking at it wrong?


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