Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 21:21 UTC
In the News Pretty scummy stuff by Samsung, this. The company apologised, but what it shows is just how warped tech reporting and blogging really is. Websites are dependent on review items, early access, and press invites, and we really have no idea just how much this influences reporting. Do you really think that reviewers and bloggers who are too critical will get invited to the next product unveil in Cupertino or will get early access to the next Galaxy device? If so, I have a palace to sell you.
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Shady stuff
by Soulbender on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 22:32 UTC
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Do you really think that reviewers and bloggers who are too critical will get invited to the next product unveil in Cupertino or will get early access to the next Galaxy device?


And this is why you put zero trust into these bloggers.

Pretty shady behavior of Samsung nonetheless although it could just have been a Samsung India screwup.

Moral of the story? If a company flies you half across the world for what is essentially a PR event, get it in writing exactly what is expected of you.
While that might not get you invited you have to decide if you're going to suck it up and be impartial or play along with the PR show.

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