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(Engadget)   Apple product placement is getting a bit out of hand in the new Netflix series "House of Cards"   (engadget.com) divider line 15
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2013-02-04 02:47:42 PM
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Bullseyed: No engineer or physicist with a brain would be using a non-Android device.


Software engineer here, one who has been developing mobile apps since 2006! (yes, before the iPhone). Having developed many apps for Android over the years during which I've gained quite a bit of in-depth knowledge of the OS  I would't use one as my personal phone in in thousand years. Android is popular because it's cheap, not because it's good.

Sent from my iPad.
2013-02-04 02:14:03 PM
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Little_Dictator: The main character of the show and his wife are rich white people. I don't find it even remotely a stretch to see them using high end electronic gadgets during a scene.


There is "using high end electronics" and then there is "this is my iPad that I use just for email and this is my iPad that I use just for web browsing and this is my iPad I use just for music videos".

I mean we all understand the the iPad is no Galaxy. It can't run multiple apps at once on screen and can barely multitask... but I doubt people are buying three different iPads and using them all at once instead of flipping from app to app.
2013-02-04 01:48:50 PM
2 votes:
I haven't seen House of Cards, but the article reminded me of Big Bang Theory. They are always using iPhones and usually have some kind of Dell laptops. No engineer or physicist with a brain would be using a non-Android device.
2013-02-04 12:55:36 PM
2 votes:

TeDDD: DjangoStonereaver: That had to have been from the first season.

WHITE COLLAR also has fairly obvious product placement with Ford cars.

Is USA Network bad for that in general? Burn Notice often has fairly blatant vehicle placement, to the point where Michael Weston's "How to Be a Spy" voiceover exposition actually turned into a commercial during one episode.

"When you're trying to get away during a fast chase, you need tight handling and precise control, like what is featured in the new BrakeSmart (tm) Technology, found on a car like Our Sponsor's New Model."


They missed a real opportunity there; they've got Bruce Campbell.

/BrakeSmart
//Brake S-Mart
2013-02-05 08:27:19 AM
1 votes:

hogans: You guys haven't seen truly blatant product placement.

Days of Our Lives remains the champion.


I'm going to start doing this to people in real life.
2013-02-04 11:44:44 PM
1 votes:

100 Watt Walrus: Well, first of all, Apple may be more aggressive with their product placement campaigns.


Apple, per corporate policy, does no product placement campaigns (that they pay for).  On an approved basis they will give production companies products to use in shows.

100 Watt Walrus: When you see an Apple laptop, you think "Apple."


That's because there's a glowing Apple on it.

"Apple products appeared in 891 TV shows in 2011 alone. According to Brandchannel, iDevices were in 40 percent of movie box office hits."

Think just about computers.  Not phones, not tablets, just computers.  In the course of a given day how likely is it that you'll not see a single PC?  Now ask the same question about Macs.  Of course you might work in a place that uses Macs, so this might not apply to you.  I have a Mac and there are weeks at a time that I don't see a single Mac, plus most of the times that I see a Mac guess what OS is being used?  Windows 7.  Macs are overexposed in the world of entertainment.  They are the white people of computers, representing a much larger percentage of the population than they do in real life.
2013-02-04 02:42:26 PM
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2013-02-04 02:25:35 PM
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FlashHarry: Bullseyed: Do you own 3 iPhones for your own personal use and still have a Blackberry as a fourth phone? Pretty sure that is what the author was objecting to.

uh, no. that would be farking stupid.


OK, well in this show, that is what the guy does. So you agree with the blogger in the article who said it was so stupid he doesn't want to watch the show anymore.
2013-02-04 02:24:41 PM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: I haven't seen House of Cards, but the article reminded me of Big Bang Theory. They are always using iPhones and usually have some kind of Dell laptops. No engineer or physicist with a brain would be using a non-Android device.


Let me clarify that: a non-Android phone or a Dell computer.
2013-02-04 02:22:28 PM
1 votes:
So are people half-heartedly damage controlling this because they're fans of the show, fans of the brand, or fans of half-reading something then trying to act superior and detached despite having no idea of what they're talking about?

Well, this is FARK, so probably C)
2013-02-04 01:56:59 PM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: I haven't seen House of Cards, but the article reminded me of Big Bang Theory. They are always using iPhones and usually have some kind of Dell laptops. No engineer or physicist with a brain would be using a non-Android device.


Yeah!

www.technologytell.com

Guess it doesn't rule out Android, since it is a mobile OS.
2013-02-04 01:48:14 PM
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MrBigglesworth: I saw the first episode last night, I saw Zoey use an iPhone, is that wrong?  Is that too much?  Is it too much to believe that some people in the acting world and on screen would use an iPhone in todays day and age?


Yeah, that's what this article is about.  This article is about a single iPhone being used by one person at a desk.

Can we go ahead and institute a 'Stupid' button next to 'Smart', already?
2013-02-04 12:51:58 PM
1 votes:

Kinek: Nobody should ever be using more than one device. Now excuse me while I move my Kindle Fire, Laptop, Dual monitor set-up, projector, and phone and go get a drink of water to wet my whistle and continue my outrage on multitasking.


This is slightly more like moving your Kindle Fire, your Kindle Fire, your Kindle Fire, your Kindle Fire, your two monitors (with Amazon.com waybills still attached), your projector (currently showing Amazon.com), and your other projector (same) before getting that glass of water.


DjangoStonereaver: That had to have been from the first season.

WHITE COLLAR also has fairly obvious product placement with Ford cars.


Is USA Network bad for that in general?  Burn Notice often has fairly blatant vehicle placement, to the point where Michael Weston's "How to Be a Spy" voiceover exposition actually turned into a commercial during one episode.

"When you're trying to get away during a fast chase, you need tight handling and precise control, like what is featured in the new BrakeSmart (tm) Technology, found on a car like Our Sponsor's New Model."
2013-02-04 12:37:52 PM
1 votes:

GameSprocket: Amateurs! Eureka showed up how to do product placement:

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 I would have thought the more blatant Apple place happened on House. What are the odds that all those medical scanners are operated by Macs?


True, but trust me, you don't want to see a medical show that's set in a hospital that looks like an actual hospital, unless you'd like to see a five-minute scene of a nurse screaming at the seven-year-old Dell laptop that's hooked up to the telemetry machine.
2013-02-04 11:46:26 AM
1 votes:
Linux is gonna take over, so, um, yeah.
 
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