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Strides in Stewardship, Part 2: The Eco-Friendly Competitiveness of Samsung’s Mobile Technologies

Samsung Electronics is committed to both enhancing technologies and maintaining its responsible approach towards the environment. By cultivating a green

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Home Appliances

[Video] 7 Star Wars POWERbots Clean Up the Death Star

On the commands of Darth Vader himself, Samsung’s Star Wars Limited Edition POWERbot™ robot vacuum cleaners have been deployed to the Death Star to strike back

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Getting Our Community Help in Real Time

By Guy Rosen, VP of Product Management When someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, it’s important to get them help as quickly as possible. Facebook is a place where friends and family are already connected and we are able to help connect a person in distress with people who can support them. It’s part of […]

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Company News

Our Advertising Principles

Laying out the principles that guide our decision making when it comes to advertising across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

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#SeeColors

Samsung Launches SeeColors App for QLED TV to Support People with Color Vision Deficiency (CVD)

  Samsung Electronics announced today the launch of SeeColors app for QLED TV, which is compatible with all Samsung QLED TVs. The SeeColors app for QLED

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#SeeColors app

SeeColors: A Whole New World of Color for Those with Color Deficiency

  Can you see the letter C? No? Well, you may have a form of color blindness. Color blindness – or color vision deficiency (CVD) – affects

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CereTom CT scanner

Samsung Unveils New Innovative Mobile CT OmniTom® at RSNA 2017

Samsung Electronics, a leader in medical imaging technology, will debut its OmniTom® mobile 16-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Radiological

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Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP)

Samsung Wins Home Office Contract to Supply Upgrade Emergency Services Network

Samsung Electronics announced today that the company has been awarded a contract for the supply of smartphones and related accessories by the Home Office for

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Blog Segment

Design With Accessibility in Mind: The POUR Methodology

Designing and building digital products should begin with inclusive design. Inclusive design is a set of principles that help define responses to issues of diversity and enable products to be developed to address the needs of a broad range of users with different levels of ability.

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Fitness

Form and Function: an Interview with the Designers of Samsung’s Gear IconX (2018)

It may be Samsung’s smallest wearable, but the Gear IconX (2018) is big in terms of features and functionality. The comfortable, cord-free earbuds are

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Company News

Continuing Transparency on Russian Activity

We’re creating a way for people to learn which Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts they may have liked or followed.

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News

Norwegian News Outlet Nettavisen On How They Drive Newsletter Subscriptions and Revenue through Instant Articles

By John Severinson, News Partnerships Nettavisen is a Norwegian news outlet that’s been digital-only since they first started in 1996. They cover news, sports and finance and have always looked to get its content to readers in the most seamless way…

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Events

Announcing Facebook Communities Summit Europe

The Facebook Communities Summit is coming to Europe. The event will celebrate community leaders who are using Facebook in Europe to bring people together.

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Google Play

Spreading holiday cheer with great deals on Google Play

As temperatures drop, stay warm and entertained with these hot holiday deals on Google Play. Starting today, you’ll be able to find your favorite movies, apps, games, music, TV and books at deep discounts. Just in time for the holidays, these deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday run through November 27 in select markets.

Battle in your favorite games—not the crowds—on Black Friday.

Avoid store crowds and battle it out with a favorite game instead. Google Play offers discounts of up to 80 percent for premium games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin and LEGO® Jurassic World™  and more. You’ll also get special discounts, power ups and unlimited lives for the perennially popular Gardenscapes and Homescapes games on Google Play.

Set the mood with Google Play Music.

‘Tis the season to start playing songs of cheer. You can get a Google Play Music subscription free for four months, for the right songs to suit your mood anytime.

Survive the season with must-have apps.

When you need a last-minute recipe or a mental break from those holiday errands, Google Play has you covered with discounts on hundred of apps, including a 50 percent discount on a monthly subscription to Colorfy.

Take a turkey break with a movie or TV show.

Once the meal is done and the dishes are cleared, wind down with a favorite classic or a new release as Google Play offers 50 percent off any one movie to own and 25 percent off a TV season of your choice starting on November 23. You’ll also be able to rent any movie for 99 cents for one day only on November 25.

Whether it’s catching up on the latest episodes of “The Walking Dead” or “Outlander,” the latest Minion antics in “Despicable Me 3” or a young Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” there’s something the entire family can enjoy.

Snuggle in with a good book.

The weather outside may be frightful, but a good book can be delightful. Whether it’s a bedtime story or the latest mystery, Google Play is offering a $5 credit towards any book over $5 and discounts on top titles starting on November 23. You can also find some of the most popular omnibus comics books, including Batman: The Complete Hush, Thor and Flashpoint, for $5 or less on November 25 only.

For more information on these and other deals throughout the season, head to Google Play’s Holiday Hub.

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Translate

Tune in for the world’s first Google Translate music tour

Eleven years ago, Google Translate was created to break down language barriers. Since then, it has enabled billions of people and businesses all over the world to talk, connect and understand each other in new ways.

And we’re still re-imagining how it can be used—most recently, with music. The music industry in Sweden is one of the world’s most successful exporters of hit music in English—with artists such Abba, The Cardigans and Avicii originating from the country. But there are still many talented Swedish artists who may not get the recognition or success they deserve except for in a small country up in the north.

This sparked an idea: might it be possible to use Google Translate with the sole purpose of breaking a Swedish band internationally?

Today, we’re presenting Translate Tour, in which up and coming Swedish indie pop group Vita Bergen will be using Google Translate to perform their new single “Tänd Ljusen” in three different languages—English, Spanish and French—on the streets of three different European cities. In just a couple of days, the band will set off to London, Paris and Madrid to sing their locally adapted songs in front of the eyes of the public—with the aim of spreading Swedish music culture and inviting people all over the world to tune into the band’s cross-European indie pop music.

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William Hellström from Vita Bergen will be performing his song in English, Spanish and French.

Last year Google Translate switched from phrase-based translation to Google Neural Machine Translation, which means that the tool now translates whole sentences at a time, rather than just piece by piece. It uses this broader context to figure out the most relevant translation, which it then rearranges and adjusts to be more like a human speaking with proper grammar.

Using this updated version of Google Translate, the English, Spanish and French translations of the song were close to flawless. The translations will also continue to improve, as the system learns from the more people using it.

Tune in to Vita Bergen’s release event, live streamed on YouTube today at 5:00 p.m. CEST, or listen to the songs in Swedish (“Tänd Ljusen”), English (“Light the Lights”), Spanish (“Enciende las Luces”) and French (“Allumez les Lumières”).

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