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Samsung Fakes Bad Online Reviews Of HTC, Gets Fined $340,000

Two local firms were fined a total of just over $100,000 for their part in the affair.

Samsung Fakes Bad Online Reviews Of HTC, Gets Fined $340,000
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Samsung has had its knuckles rapped by the Fair Trade Commission in Taiwan–to the tune of $340,000–for paying local marketing firms to write bad reviews of HTC products. Two local firms were fined a total of just over $100,000 for their part in the affair.

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Three years ago, a former prosecutor in South Korea claimed the firm was guilty of bribery, money laundering, evidence tampering, and corruption.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.

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