Samsung Opens New Software Facility in Silicon Valley

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Samsung has opened a new Open Innovation Center housed in Silicon Valley–right in bitter rival Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) back yard–to mine for better ideas to integrate cutting-edge software into its hardware devices. The new incubator is aimed at helping Samsung to keep an ear to the ground on software and new media development framing mobile computing and consumer electronics. While Samsung has made startling gains with its mobile hardware devices, the company’s Bada OS platform (which the Korean manufacturer may fold into the Tizen project) barely is a player with Google’s (N (IT news)