"The people who do sponsor the site, who advertise and keep good relationships with us, they will get priority on reviews. So if we get a motherboard in from you guys and one from company X, and you advertise and company X does not, we'll review your product first or more in-depth or at the launch time, which ever would get the most exposure. It doesn't really affect the content of the review exactly, but it definitely affects whether or not we'll spend the extra time with it."
"We have a real strong policy at The Tech Report of what we like to call separation of church and state, where essentially the editorial content is separate from the marketing and the advertising ... you are not going to be able to buy a review or an article.”
Ikram: "We'd be willing to pay a little more for ads if you can get us some articles on ******" ******: "Ok, I can help arrange that." …Ikram: "If we could spend a little more money [on ads] could you get us maybe a couple more articles?" ******: "Yeah, that's fine, that's fine."
"Also let me know about the $1,500-$3,000 per site as that money does go a long way for us! We'd be more than happy to give you 2 to 3 months of advertising and the review in exchange for that!"
quote: All the supposed PC's sold with Intel processors secretly use AMD processors instead, but again Intel pays off the companies to say they're Intel Inside. Intel has an endless supply of money because of their unfair business practices and the Magic Money Fairy
quote: I realise that you can't get people who speak all European languages, to test a relevant number of sites / companies in every single country, but then you should limit your report to the ones you actually tested.
quote: This article is totally worthless without naming names. What a bunch of slack-jawed pussies. Yeah, that is exactly what I think. Journalists with thier balls removed are not journalists. Kubicki needs to find a pair.
quote: There is enough information in this article + comments that any of the guilty parties can be compiled with very minimal work. Use Alexa, Google and your brain.
quote: Ok, If I were to own and operate a Tech minded website.. (ive thought of it) I'd love to have advertisers email me saying they'd like to send in the odd product, and be willing to pay
quote: Willing to sell advertisements (receive funds) in exchange for publishing content.
quote: If a site's reviews are accurate, that is the bottom line. Nothing else should matter to the reader of the reviews.
quote: But again, the bottom line is - are the reviews honest - it should be all that matters.
quote: Without any uniform ethical standards or statutory law governing the online publications, online payola certainly exists.” He continues, “If it doesn’t exist expressly, it is often implied when dealing with certain advertisers.”
quote: "This article is totally worthless without naming names. What a bunch of slack-jawed pussies. Yeah, that is exactly what I think. Journalists with their balls removed are not journalists. Kubicki needs to find a pair."
quote: First of all. I'm from Turkey and in Turkey there is no online hardware publication in English. So remove my country from your map! You have no right to put us, the local publishers, to blame . Mark only countries who you worked on. What gives you right to paint the whole world as you like it?
quote: ... calling all the world dishonest.
quote: ... breaking NDAs ...
quote: Also, the proper term is not ...