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Police probe disappearance of next-generation Samsung TVs

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Hmmmm, Apple? :D

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No, no not Apple but Sony?? The one and only??

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

nahh, some lucky dude at German customs most likely ;-)

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Egad! Methinks the depraved minions of Kim Jong Un have struck again!

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Umm, I could be a competitor planned this heist. Hope it don't turn out like Guy Richies movie snatch. I'm about to watch this movie, it's so good. Anyway good luck policemen on recovering those TV's. I have a feeling they are not in Germany any longer.

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I still don't fully understand why Sony, after displaying the first functional OLED TV 2 years ago, decided to quit commercialization. I didn't know they have teamed up with Panasonic and took up the project again. there is some strange decision making taking place at that company. I hope Samsung nailed the life time problem. despite the fact that their patents on OLED are rather lame

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Did anyone stop and think that maybe these two TVs are not missing. Maybe they are in hiding or maybe they are just on holiday in Europe. They shouldn't be too hard to spot...that is unless they are wearing disguises.

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Someone stolen from Samsung :)

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If they used UPS and Fedex, the regional hub of the cargo planes is in China (Guanzhou Baiyou International Airport). Cargoes are sorted out there before final shipment ---> The Chinese must have a knowledge about this incident.

If they use Fedex-Economy or UPS-Expedited services only, the cargo planes will stop somewhere in India, Qatar or UAE before going to Europe...... an additional suspect and makes more complicated to track the perpetrators.

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If Samsung used DHL, some cargoes are sorted-out and re-grouped in Taiwan or Clark (Philippines) ... then to Qatar or UAE before going to Europe.

It they used direct flight from SKorea to Germany, much easier to track who did it.

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I think SONY and its partners did not steal it. It was SONY who invented OLED. Sony, Panasonic and other Japanese makers admitted that with their own technology, they will catch-up Samsung technology within 6 to 12 months.

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Was probably Panasonic again. The blue light diode was after all stolen as well.

"It was SONY who invented OLED. Sony, Panasonic and other Japanese makers admitted that with their own technology, they will catch-up Samsung technology within 6 to 12 months."

Sure, when you steal it and copy it it's a breeze.

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I think it's the German customs official who took that Japanese musician's violin. Seriously though...this is theft and is severely punishable. Can't even trust shippers these days. Hand-carry the merchandise next time!

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The lost generation.

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Maybe they're hiding out in a foreign embassy?

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I'd wager it has all been planned by Samsung marketing to generate some buzz surrounding their TVs that must be so good companies are willing to steal them.

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Definitely Philips

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samsung must be proud, for once the other way around, someone wants to copycat samsung

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A thief who steals another thief ......

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missing? free publicity people...

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My luggage has been lost many time at a German airport. Nothing new with that! Just wait 2-3 days and they will get it delivered home.

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Egad! Methinks the depraved minions of Kim Jong Un have struck again!

EXCELLENT one there:

and THIS ONE:

ncisfoxjapanSEP. 04, 2012 - 04:53PM JST

Did anyone stop and think that maybe these two TVs are not missing. Maybe they are in hiding or maybe they are just on holiday in Europe. They shouldn't be too hard to spot...that is unless they are wearing disguises.

You people are getting BETTER...keep it UP, I have FAITH (ONE day, they'll be as GOOD as ME :O )

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South Korean and German police are probing the disappearance of two next-generation Samsung TVs en route to Berlin, the electronics giant said Tuesday, amid suspicions of commercial espionage.

Do not make me laugh! Industrial espionage is the specialties of sumgsumg.

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How's it feel Samsung?

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I got them in my apartment. Sorry, I just saw the sitting at baggage claim. I thought they were free.

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To Olegek - Sorry - Samsung today - exactly what was Japan electronic corp 20 years before... American electronic corp 50 years before..

What sumg-sumg to do?

Stealing the best brains Japanese (we mean engineers toshiba), paying ten times more,and in its their advertisements using symbols of Japanese culture, such as Mount Fuji, sumo.

Do you think that's fair?

If you answer yes, then you are against innovation, creativity ...

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Samsung believes they were stolen on purpose.... those that accuse often accuse because they assume everyone thinks and does at they do.

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@Disillusioned that was the first thing that came to my mind too!

@House Ten Bosh didn't Philips sell off their TV making section?

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