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Samsung Mobile Scraps May 24 Launch Event in New York

Whatever it was that Samsung planned to launch on May 24, it will be a little while longer before it gets launched. Samsung Mobile said on Monday that it is postponing the New York event it had slated for that date. It’s not clear if the event would have been for the U.S. launch of the already announced Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or some other device. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” Samsung said in an email to reporters. “We will be in touch soon with more details.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work