Samsung not working on Facebook rival

By on June 16, 2012
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Samsung Facebook no more.

A few days ago we reported that some Samsung officials have said that the Korean electronics giant is working on their own version of Facebook, to rival the social networking behemoth. Turns out that these rumors were false, as confirmed by Samsung on their blog.

Internally known as ‘Samsung Facebook’, this new social networking site was supposed to be built on Samsung’s existing social networking service called ‘Family Story’ which is focused on sharing photos, calendar schedules and instant messaging. And early next year, this service was to be upgraded into a full fledged Facebook rival, however Samsung have written that “this is not true and the rumor is groundless.

They further went on to say that “it is true that we currently are working on upgrading ‘Family Story’ as we always thrive to provide consumers with enhanced experiences, but this is far from a “Samsung Faceboook” as some are claiming it to be.


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