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Tizen to Offer Oprah-Like Freebies to Developers as Lure

Aiming to drum up developer support for its fledgling operating system, Intel and Samsung are going the Oprah route: Offering freebies to all who attend the Tizen Developer Conference. Registered attendees will receive a free Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch and an Intel NUC mini PC. The giveaway is designed to raise awareness of the event, whose timing (June 2-4) coincides with Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. This operating system is an open-source project managed by the Linux Foundation, which seeks to develop software to power the growing universe of Internet-connected devices.

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