Category Archives: Influencer

Who said it first, Google or Apple?

Let’s play a game, it’s called Who Said It First? Here’s your first clue: “Our product represents the best in hardware and software, designed and built together.” What’s that? You said Apple? I thought so too! I thought about when Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone in 2007 and he said that Alan Kay quote, […]

The HTC iPhone

HTC ripped off the iPhone 6 design on their new One A9, right down to the shitty, protruding camera bump: Stay classy, HTC. Update: The lead “designer” on the One A9 is Catherine Kim. Hey Kim: YOU’RE A HACK. [image taken from The Verge]

Game Developers Conference

The branding for the GDC 2015 looks familiar: I can’t put my finger on it. Oh wait, yes I can. Branding for the Islands of the Bahamas by Duffy in 2004:

“Nokia — We Are Shameless”

Not only did Nokia copy the iPad, but they copied Apple’s website for their tablet. Apple’s page for the iPad Mini: Nokia’s page for their tablet: [If you dig Daily Exhaust, check out DE contributors Michael and Bryan on their podcast, Weekly Exhaust]

How Very Samsung of You, Nokia.

Nokia’s new tablet: Apple’s iPad Mini 3: No better way to validate your competitor than by copying them. [Nokia image taken from The Verge, iPad image taken from]

Samsung means “cheap ripoff” in Korean.

Via SamMobile (the page has been removed, but still on Google Cache) Today, we have screenshots of a newer version of S Voice, Samsung’s personal assistant app, which is expected to debut on future devices like the Galaxy S5. As with the S Health and WatchON apps, Samsung has made a few changes to the […]

North Korea, Software Innovator

Wow, North Korea, you’ve outdone yourselves with your new computer operating system. Looks like something I’ve seen before, but I can’t put my finger on it… Sorry, I just had to change my wallpaper real quick.

Give ‘Em Some Time

BGR: Samsung exec reportedly admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘lacks something special’ The last thing you want to do when entering a new product category for the first time is launch something that isn’t your best effort. According to a report from The Korea Times, however, a Samsung executive may have admitted that the company is […]

Very Immature

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. —T.S. Elliot Samsung, how much more immature can you get?


Influencer: Kickstand, inventioned by Joseph Paul Treen, 1930’s Influenced: Microsoft Surface, 26 October 2012 Microsoft Surface image taken from Anandtech

Ad Copy

Influencer: VW Beetle ad, 1960 by Doyle Dane Bernbach Influenced: Toyota Land Cruiser ad, 1970 Land Cruiser ad via Le Container