AUSTIN, Texas — Jay Z and Kanye West are aiming to run this town this week. Samsung exclusively told Mashable first that the rappers will kick off the tech company’s four-day SXSW concert series, which starts Wednesday night
Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to owners of Galaxy devices with the newly launched ad-free radio service called Milk Music downloaded on their devices. They can pick up their wristbands at the Galaxy Experience pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT
The concerts’ location won’t be announced until show day
Samsung is reportedly (via WSJ) preparing for a smart home control interface that uses your smart TV to recognize basic hand gestures, directed at the objects you actually want to control. So, for example, it would allow you to point at a lamp to turn it off or on, or to other nearby objects to affect them in different ways. The shift is a bit of an extension of what Samsung already offers, which… Read More
Samsung is the latest company with music on the brain
The manufacturer is going up against iTunes Radio, Pandora and Spotify with its newly-announced ad-free radio service called Milk Music. The service, which is powered by Slacker and includes a library of 13 million songs, is only available for download via the Google Play store if you have a Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Even if you have an Android device, you won’t be able to download the app without a Samsung Galaxy-branded device.
Similar to how you would use an old radio dial to find stations, Milk Music lets you to move your finger over the touchscreen to tune between the stations. You can choose from about 200 curated stations — everything from pop hits (’80s, ’90s, etc.) to jazz. You can star songs you like, add them to playlists and pick stations based on artists. A nice perk is that you don’t have to sign up for an account or even log in via a social network to gain access Read more…
Samsung is doing something unusual for the company – focusing on mobile software design, with a new product out today called Milk Music. It’s a streaming radio app, with free (and ad-free) streaming of tracks in the U.S. that’s available via Google Play to owners of Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4… Read More
Apple has a prime opportunity in high growth emerging markets, according to a new study by Upstream, done in conjunction with Ovum, showed that among buyers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam, Apple is the top brand when it comes to consumer wants, with 32 percent interest from the survey pool, with Samsung trailing at 29 percent and Nokia still demonstrating strong brand appeal in third… Read More
The researcher found that in the almost-three-day period since Samsung’s “Amazing Things Happen” aired during the Academy Awards, the videos in that campaign were viewed or referenced on social media 222,681 times (its “true reach”). This figure takes into account video views, earned media (like press coverage) and paid media (ads). In addition, the campaign received 489 tweets and 13,953 Facebook interactions (likes, shares, comments.) Read more…
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 will ship with more than $500 worth of premium app subscriptions and services.
Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Gifts, the services will include long-term subscriptions to fitness, productivity and lifestyle apps, premium app upgrades and subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.
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In total, the apps and services bundled with Samsung’s latest flagship device will total as much as $576. In dollar terms, the most valuable are a six-month subscription to the WSJ ($160), three months of LinkedIn Premium ($75) and six months of 50GB of storage on Box ($60). Read more…
Samsung To Donate $3M To Charities Chosen By Ellen, Says It Was Included “Organically” In Her Oscar Selfie
So … what was the deal with Ellen DeGeneres’ already-famous, celebrity-packed selfie at the Oscars? Why did she use what appeared to be a Samsung Galaxy Note to take the photo? I mean, nothing against the Galaxy Note, but there’s been some debate about whether DeGeneres, who was hosting the ceremony, got paid by Samsung to use the phone. Well, a Samsung spokesperson just sent me a statement… Read More
As many schools have discovered, Chromebooks have a lot of benefits — built-in cloud compatibility, good battery life, low cost — but they sometimes struggle to perform. Samsung aims to upgrade the experience with its Chromebook 2 Series laptops, which sport HD screens and souped-up chips.
The Chromebook 2 Series comes in two screen sizes: 13.3 and 11.6 inches. The big model is a full HD display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution while the smaller one is 1,366 x 768. Samsung also says the 13.3-inch screen is impressively bright, rated at 250 nits. Each model has an octa-core Samsung Exynos processor (2.1GHz for the big and 1.9GHz for the small). Read more…
Though none of them actually walked away with a tiny golden statue, Samsung, Jennifer Lawrence, and a particularly star-studded selfie definitely won the Oscars last night, according to social media. PopTip data, which analyzes natural conversation across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in real-time, revealed that Samsung stole the show. Some of the top ten phrases about Oscars advertisers… Read More