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It’s Samsung vs. BlackBerry in Battle of the Superphone Super Bowl Commercials

It looks like BlackBerry won’t be alone in pitching its smartphone at the Super Bowl. Samsung said Thursday that, for the second year running, it, too, will be buying the pricey but coveted TV commercial time.

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The ad, dubbed “The Big Pitch,” features several products in Samsung’s Galaxy line, including the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

Here’s a sneak peek:


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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