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Samsung, with their inhouse branches, contributes more to the American economy, be it in research and design, then Apple. Apple doesn't come remotely close, nor provides the American people with much, or any signficant economic benefits.
Gonna need sources on that.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post

Samsung, with their inhouse branches, contributes more to the American economy, be it in research and design, then Apple. Apple doesn't come remotely close, nor provides the American people with much, or any signficant economic benefits.

Apple is the bigger brand in media eyes though, and media perception is everything for politicians.
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post #13 of 18
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Apple is American and Samsung is Korean... Weigh it .
South Korea is like an extension of America.Iphones are Manufactured in China.It is a dicey sitch.
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Honestly ,one of the things I love about this forum ,is ,it is virtually politics free. Let's try to keep it that way! That said,I do not like Obama.Whoops!
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by ryansoh3 View Post

Many of you guys probably remember when Obama vetoed ITC's ban of iPhone 4 and some iPads that Samsung requested, as discussed below.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1415437/verge-president-obama-vetoes-samsung-patent-ban-on-iphone-4-and-select-ipads/0_100

I can't help but wonder if Obama is being anti-competitive or simply just not fair?

Source

He is supporing the American company over the Korean company. As long as he isn't going to extremes to do this I don't have a problem with it. I don't run Apple and prefer Android, but it makes sense from a domestic policy standpoint.
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good thing canada doesnt have these problems rolleyes.gif

in a way it is being anti competative, because now apples older phones can take away samsungs market share in the bang for your buck phone market.
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post #17 of 18
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Gonna need sources on that.

I guess I'll provide some sources for Domino. Not sure if Samsung contributes more to the US economy than Apple. But they are one of the largest investors in the US. They recently invested $4 billion dollars for their plant in Austin. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-13/samsung-to-proceed-with-4-billion-austin-plant-expansion.html I'm pretty sure the tax Samsung pays to the US isn't chump change either. Here's a link to all the divisions they have in the US. http://originus.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/samsung_electronics/us_divisions/

They're also getting in to the network equipment market. Samsung Telecommunications America won several contracts with US providers to provide LTE network equipment. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-21/samsung-wins-two-u-s-4g-deals-as-company-seeks-expansion-in-network-gear.html They've also won contracts in other countries like the UK and Ireland.

Just found this article on Forbes stating how much Samsung contributes to the US economy. http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/10/07/memo-to-u-s-politicians-samsung-is-a-very-american-company/ They're also building new R&D center in San Jose. http://gizmodo.com/samsungs-new-r-d-office-will-be-a-san-jose-beacon-724189232

Bascially, Samsung investments tens of billions of dollars in to the US and employs thousands. It's probably going to grow since South Korea and the US signed a free trade agreement. Hyundai/Kia also heavily invest in the US as well. They have 2 plants located in Georgia and Alabama.
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No reply in several days to the agreement supporting Samsung and their contribution to the US economy? Ouch.
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