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Underhand Tactics; Planned Obsolescence by Salzberg, Anna & Lanos, Wandrille

How many mobile phones and mp3 players have you bought in the past ten years? Every year, shinier, slicker new models are released. From Samsung TVs built to burn out after three years to the iPod and iPhone, designed with an integrated battery that cannot be replaced by the user, manufacturers seem to be doing everything they can to limit their products lifespan. Are companies like Apple and Samsung designing expensive electronic products, built to fail intentionally?

About the Series
The documentary film Underhand Tactics, Planned Obsolescence is part of the series Cash Investigations, Underhand Tactics, Investigating Corporate Tactics. This new eight part series investigates the strategies of global corporations. Other episodes include Neuromarketing, Green Marketing, Tax Havens, High Frequency Trading, Sugar Overload, Toxic Labels and Disease Branding.

Director
Salzberg, Anna & Lanos, Wandrille
Copyright Holder
Java Films SARL
Duration
55 min.
Year of release
2012
Language
English

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