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Inside the 'great smartphone war' between Apple and Samsung

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Over at Vanity Fair, Kurt Eichenwald has put together a must-read overview of the ongoing rivalry between Apple and Samsung. After the latest round of legal proceedings, it's a great way to catch up on the feud between two tech heavyweights and a reminder of what set off this historic clash in the first place. Einchenwald puts a major focus on Samsung's business practices — which are often questionable and sometimes downright illegal — and the startling loyalty of its many employees.

In one incident, workers sought to shield the company from one of many price-fixing investigations by destroying documents and replacing computers that contained incriminating evidence. One employee reportedly even swallowed pieces of evidence before regulators were allowed in. By the end of his report, Eichenwald reaches a conclusion shared by many in the industry: it's time for Apple and Samsung to move on and put "the great smartphone war" behind them.