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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Go Nokia :)
by WereCatf on Tue 4th Sep 2012 04:41 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Did anyone else notice that Nokia took it upon themselves to pay for the bloggers' hotel room expenses and their tickets? That's quite commendable.

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RE: Go Nokia :)
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:04 in reply to "Go Nokia :)"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yes, I'm sure they had no ulterior motive for that ;)

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RE[2]: Go Nokia :)
by arpan on Tue 4th Sep 2012 05:38 in reply to "RE: Go Nokia :)"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Actually it is quite commendable, especially since these bloggers proved that they wouldn't give favorable reviews just because they were flown there.

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RE[2]: Go Nokia :)
by Laurence on Tue 4th Sep 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE: Go Nokia :)"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Yes, I'm sure they had no ulterior motive for that ;)

Is there ever such thing as a 100% selfless act?

Regardless of motives, Nokia did a good thing.

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