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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald