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Old Jan 1, 2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Apple has filed a patent application for an online-store product-review system that turns the ideal of unbiased product evaluation on its head.

...

In other words, reviewers in Apple's proposed system don't actually review products – apps, songs, whatever – they predict how well those products will sell, and slant their reviews and rankings accordingly. The more accurate their predictions, the more the reviewers are rewarded with "incentives".


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12...iction_patent/

No wonder journalists were treating the crappy iPad's launch as if it was the second coming of Jesus.
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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thats ... just... stupid.....
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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thats ... just... stupid.....
Well, it's Apple. What have you expected?
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Sounds more like horse race gambling...

I though it was invented a long time ago.
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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The Register, the source of unbiased news themselves.

I guess it's understandable, sites like Register work on advertising basis so the more traffic the title causes, the more income they get - the content itself is pretty much inconsequential.
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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As long as they provide a link to the actual patent application, I don't see the problem...
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 04:19 PM   #9
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here we go again
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Old Jan 1, 2011, 05:48 PM   #10
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The Register, the source of unbiased news themselves.

I guess it's understandable, sites like Register work on advertising basis so the more traffic the title causes, the more income they get - the content itself is pretty much inconsequential.
I was like this whem reading the post 0.0

Then I was like this when I saw the register -.-
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Old Jan 2, 2011, 12:06 AM   #11
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here we go again
Theory: genci is actually in love with Apple, he only posts out of context bs so he can be showered with apple praise to validate his own product fetish. And he visits Steve Jobs evey year on steak and blowjobs day.

As per the article, I didnt see where the system rewards reviewers for positive reviews. It only describes being rewarded for correctly guessing future rankings (high or low presumably).
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Apple has filed a patent application for an online-store product-review system that turns the ideal of unbiased product evaluation on its head.

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In other words, reviewers in Apple's proposed system don't actually review products – apps, songs, whatever – they predict how well those products will sell, and slant their reviews and rankings accordingly. The more accurate their predictions, the more the reviewers are rewarded with "incentives".


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12...iction_patent/

No wonder journalists were treating the crappy iPad's launch as if it was the second coming of Jesus.
Its what I'd do if I were them.
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Old Jan 2, 2011, 12:58 AM   #13
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Its what I'd do if I were them.
This is such a "no-****" article.

I've never heard of an advertiser pulling ad dollars for receiving a bad review!

You want unbiased reviews? Read them from places that don't advertise for the manufacturers of the products they review.
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This is such a "no-****" article.

I've never heard of an advertiser pulling ad dollars for receiving a bad review!

You want unbiased reviews? Read them from places that don't advertise for the manufacturers of the products they review.
Read forum reviews IMO.
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Read forum reviews IMO.
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