Snoop Dogg promotes new Samsung Galaxy Android phone on YouTube
What better way to virally promote the newest 4G LTE Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, than with Snoop Dogg…gg. Snoop Dogg is famously known around the world for his lyrics and gangsta swagger and has now lent his name to the mobile phone world – with two extra G’s. The gangsta rapper has teamed up with MetroPCS to create a magnificent piece of YouTube work called “G-Connection with Snoop DoGGGG & Warren G,” which is a spoof on everyone’s favorite, “The Love Connection.”
Warren G, who is best known for his song “Regulate” with Nate Dogg acts as host and the man with the golden voice, Ted Williams, acts as narrator. Four G’s even become part of the stage background driving the idea home that 4G is the way to go if you’re a smartphone user.
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In the video, Snoop acts the parts of three bachelors looking to win the heart of the beautiful Brittany Dailey, whose job is being fine. Snoop shows off as an unemployed mooch, ReGGie; poet and foot fetish fan named GrrrrrrrreeeGG; and himself as Snoop DoGGGG, actor, rapper, director, little league football coach, and relationship therapist.
“Lately the speed of my hustle has increased exceptionally and I’ve had to amp up my G’s to facilitate my needs,” he says.
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge made a brief appearance at the end of the video as the official sponsor, along with MetroPCS, and stay tuned to the YouTube channels for more additions of the G Connection. To see the video on YouTube, click here.
Some of the features of the Android 2.2 Samsung Galaxy Indulge include a 3.5-inch, 800 x 480-pixel screen, a 1GHz CPU, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera and a 32 GB microSD card slot, and it is one of the first LTE-supporting phones on the market. MetroPCS offers it on a $50 to $60 per month data plan with no contract.
Microsoft: Building a secure foundation to drive NASCAR
Microsoft is a key partner of The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and together they are driving ahead to create an inclusive and immersive new fan experience (FX).
These long-term partners have not only navigated the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365, but are now looking to a future packed with virtual events to enhance the FX, well beyond NASCAR’S famous Daytona racetrack.
“Together, we've created a secure environment that's allowed for collaboration, but the future is all about the fans”, said Melinda Cook, General Manager for Microsoft South USA Commercial Business, who cited a culture of transparency, passion, adaptiveness, and a growth mindset as to why this alignment is so successful.”
“We've partnered to create a fluid, immersive experience for the users that is supported by a secure foundation with Microsoft in the background. We are focused on empowering and enabling customers and businesses, like NASCAR, to reach their full potential. We do this with our cloud platform which provides data insights and security.”
“Our cloud environment allows NASCAR to move forward with their digital transformation journey while we are in the background,” said Cook who highlights that Microsoft is helping NASCAR
- Empower employees productivity and collaboration
- Improve fan engagement and experience
- Improve environment security and IT productivity
- Improve racing operations
Microsoft Teams, which is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, enabled employees to work remotely, while staying productive, during the pandemic. “This allowed people to provide the same level of productivity with the use of video conference and instant messaging to collaborate on documents. Increased automation also allows the pit crews, IT, and the business to focus on safety, racing operations, and on the fan experience,” said Cook.
“We have started to innovate to create a more inclusive fanbase, this includes using Xbox to give people the experience of being a virtual racer or even leveraging some of the tools in Microsoft Teams to have a virtual ride along experience.”
“These environments are how we create a more inclusive and immersive experience for the fans. We're working on a virtual fan wall which allows people from new locations to participate in these events,” said Cook, who pointed out Microsoft was also helping bring legacy experiences alive from NASCAR’s archives.
“At Microsoft we can take it one level further by letting fans know what it's like to see the pit crew experience, the data and all the behind-the-scenes action. We will continue to improve automation with machine learning and artificial intelligence, from marketing to IT operations to finance to racing operations,” said Cook.
Christine Stoffel-Moffett, Vice President of Enterprise Technology at NASCAR, said: “Microsoft is one of our key partners. They have been instrumental in helping the NASCAR enterprise technology team re-architect our Microsoft systems to ensure an advanced level of security across our environment, contribute to our business outcomes, and focus on fan experience.”