/// President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)

January 9, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Tim Hamilton/Flickr It was a bit of a head-scratcher to see former President Bill Clinton on the Samsung keynote roster at CES 2013. Obviously it had to do with star power and pulling in audience attention, but I was curious to see how Samsung would tie in the president’s cameo. Surprise — part of his appearance actually made sense. Since leaving office, Clinton has been a major proponent of aiding the developing world, especially in disaster and poverty-stricken nations like Haiti, where citizens don’t have the same access to the creature comforts of the first world. That’s where the Samsung pairing comes in. The South Korean conglomerate sells hundreds of millions of smartphones globally each year and has been one of the leaders in the race to dominate the low-end of Android-powered mobile devices. Efforts to get those phones into the hands of people in impoverished rural areas, Clinton says, should be a priority in world humanitarian efforts

Read more:
President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)


newEngagebanner

Leave a Reply