KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has denied rumours that it is plotting to launch its own social network, blasting online murmurs as 'groundless'.
Yesterday, rumours surfaced claiming that Samsung is planning to launch a 'Facebook rival' based on its existing project 'Family Story'. The speculation was that the company would sign up everyone with a Samsung Galaxy phone to build up a substantial user base.
In a somewhat uncharacteristic move, Samsung took to its global blog to put the rumours to rest. It said, "There have been inquiries and a few articles claiming that Samsung Electronics is going to offer a Facebook-like service, being developed under a code-name called 'Samsung Facebook.' However this is not true and the rumor is groundless.
"'Family Story' has been available since February 2012 on Samsung Smart TVs, Smartphones, Tablets and the web. This service, like its name, is a family-oriented convergence service that focuses on sharing and storing families' special moments.
"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."
We were sort of hoping that Samsung would come along and knock Facebook from its social networking perch, but oh well. µ
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