Wednesday News: CBS interferes with the CES best of show; Apple’s price maintenance; Harlequin’s Bachelor covers
While CBS maintains that CNET’s news is independent, there is no word on how CBS influences the reviews and whether positive reviews or negative reviews are changed based upon corporate interests of CBS.
The next time you read a CNET review, you may want to look to see if the product is being sued by CBS!The Verge
Would publishers be able to implement this? One of the suggestions on the DOJ suit ruling by Judge Cote was that if the retail brick and mortar stores were so important to publishers then maybe they should invest it those stores. Penguin has done that by inserting Penguin kiosks into stores and Pearson, its parent, has bought into the digital arm of Barnes & Noble.
But could publishers offer a monetary incentive to retailers to not discount? Probably not. Amazon wouldn’t eschew that and continue to discount and its not likely that the other retailers would see the loss of traffic made up by monetary incentives from the publishers. Macworld
Now he’s being accused of being part of a conspiracy, that the Sandy Hook events never actually occurred. Someone posted a photo of his house online and there are defamatory and hyberbolic messages being spread about him on the internet. Salon.com