Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

  • kuroshiro

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    Aug 29, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    http://en.paperblog.com/samsung-pays-apple-1-billion-sending-30-trucks-full-of-5-cents-coins-294795/

    This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

    the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.

    This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

    Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

    You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

    A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

    Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

    There is no way they could have paid $1 billion dollars in nickels. It's impossible.

    EDIT: Then again, this followup clarifies it:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2012/aug/29/apple-samsung-trucks-nickels-fake?newsfeed=true
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 29, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
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    Aug 29, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    Lmao trolling alert, very nice one though
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Apparently they will need 2755 trucks and no 30... So I just think its a fake informations.

    "Enfin, il est impossible de mettre un milliard en pièces de cinq cents dans 30 camions. Il faudrait au contraire 2 755 camions-remorques (18 roues) pour pouvoir transporter toute cette monnaie"
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:09 PM GMT
    Obvious fake story is fake. You don't become the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company like Samsung with that kind of maturity level.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 29, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidObvious fake story is fake. You don't become the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company like Samsung with that kind of maturity level.


    I would never assume someone is mature just because they're a CEO. A lot of professional people do really immature things in their private lives.... or in this case they steal patents from their competitor.
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Ariodante saidObvious fake story is fake. You don't become the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company like Samsung with that kind of maturity level.


    I would never assume someone is mature just because they're a CEO.


    I'm referring to maturity level in business decisions like the terms of settlement of the suit. Had they been so petty as to pay with nickels it would have reflected extremely poorly on the company and its amicable image for other corporations to want to collaborate with it in the future. Any businessman worth their salt would be extremely aware of this.
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Am I the only one trying to do the math?

    That's 110,231,099 TONS of nickels (5 grams apiece)

    When you find a way to find a Billion dollars worth of nickels, let me know.
    But, the biggest trick of all is to get 3,674,369 tons of dead weight on one semi truck.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 29, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    Regardless of whether it is true or not, I love the humor! It made my day. I once went to an Indian store next to my house worth of 5 dollars of Canadian penis. The guy was rude and I wanted to show him that I will not take rudeness. He once accused my brother of trying to stealing and then when they check, they found nothing on him. He was going to sue them, but they apologize and offer him bribesicon_smile.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    O5vx saidRegardless of whether it is true or not, I love the humor! It made my day. I once went to an Indian store next to my house with 5 dollars with of Canadian penis. The guy was rude and I wanted to show him that I will not take rudeness. He once accused my brother of trying to stealing and then when the check, they found nothing on him. He was going to sue them, but they apologize and offer him bribesicon_smile.gif
    I'd like to know what five dollars of Canadian penis looks like.


    I meant Canadian penis worth 5 dollars
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidThere is no way they could have paid $1 billion dollars in nickels. It's impossible.

    EDIT: Then again, this followup clarifies it:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2012/aug/29/apple-samsung-trucks-nickels-fake?newsfeed=true


    Below the story of your original link, it does let you know this is not a real news story.
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 29, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    God I wish this was real!
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 29, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    HottJoe said
    Ariodante saidObvious fake story is fake. You don't become the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company like Samsung with that kind of maturity level.


    I would never assume someone is mature just because they're a CEO.


    I'm referring to maturity level in business decisions like the terms of settlement of the suit. Had they been so petty as to pay with nickels it would have reflected extremely poorly on the company and its amicable image for other corporations to want to collaborate with it in the future. Any businessman worth their salt would be extremely aware of this.


    Yes, that is logical and practical. I'm just not sure that CEOs are always worth their salt. So many of them do idiotic things.
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    Aug 29, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    Samsung is not supposed to pay a single nickel yet. Story is 100% fake
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    Aug 29, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    True or not...
    1 phone call to Brinks..
    Money is counted by machines...
    Apple bills Samsung for the services..!
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 29, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    I just hope I get to keep my Samsung phone.icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI just hope I get to keep my Samsung phone.icon_sad.gif
    Nope, you have to return it for a full refund...in nickels.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 29, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    HottJoe saidI just hope I get to keep my Samsung phone.icon_sad.gif
    Nope, you have to return it for a full refund...in nickels.


    They'll probably make me pay for shipping too.icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI just hope I get to keep my Samsung phone.icon_sad.gif


    No, Apple is gonna know on your door in the middle of night and take it away.
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    Aug 29, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    I just think Apple got nervous because Samsung was/is creating products equal to or better than theirs.
  • camfer

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    Aug 29, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    Well if Samsung decided to pay in pre-1983 pennies, the $1B would have a melt value of over $2.2B. But alas in nickels $1B would be worth about 3% less melted down.

    http://www.coinflation.com/