by Mike Masnick
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 4:06pm
Mobile World Congress, the big trade show for mobile devices, just wrapped up. It's become sort of the go-to place for mobile device makers to announce their new products (even though two of the bigger Android developers, Samsung and HTC, decided to do their big announcements outside of MWC). For the tech press, it's the the "next big show" after CES. As you may remember, there was a bit of a kerfuffle as CNET's parent company, CBS broke down (with sledgehammers) that big wall between business and editorial by forcing CNET to take away the "Best of Show" award they had chosen to give Dish's latest DVR, all because CBS was suing Dish over the product. So, when I saw that CNET had awarded the Ubuntu Touch as "Best of Show" for MWC, all I could wonder was what products did CBS ban CNET from covering at MWC. Once tainted, it's difficult to trust their reviews ever again, which is a real shame.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Enigma Software Decides The Best Way To Deal With A Negative Review Is To Sue The Reviewer
- South Carolina Politicians Propose Ridculous Plan To Register Journalists... To Make A Statement About Gun Control
- UK Appeals Court Says UK Terrorism Act's Detention Clause Violates Press Freedoms
- CBS Sues Over Star Trek Fan Film Because It Sounds Like It's Going To Be Pretty Good
- CBS Claims It Will Pull All Content Offline Unless It Can Be An Anti-Competitive Ass