Liz Gannes

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Samsung Confirms Four New Bay Area Offices

Samsung is in the process of building four — count ’em, four — new offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, though they are oddly scattered in four different towns all within a half-hour’s drive of each other. We have previously reported on the start-up incubator in Palo Alto; there’s also the 8.5-acre planned campus in Mountain View and a new strategy and innovation center in Menlo Park. And now comes the official announcement of a 1.1-million-square-foot sales and R&D headquarters north of downtown San Jose.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus