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Friday September 26, 2014

Samsung Has More Employees Than Google, Apple, and Microsoft Combined

Holy moly! I knew Samsung was big but I didn't know they were bigger than all these companies combined. eek!

What is Samsung doing with all those people? Well, for starters, the company has a shocking number of software engineers: 40,506 as of 2013. That's almost an entire Google's-worth of people making software. Actually, consider that Google's employee breakdown only lists 18,593 people in "research and development" (read: making software), and it seems Samsung has twice as many software engineers as Google. This army of software engineers is a fairly recent development for Samsung. The software headcount has grown 45 percent since 2011.

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