Friday, October 31, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sharp To Produce New Backlight-free LCD Panel For Wearables
New Cameras Boost GoPro's Quarterly Profit
Panasonic AX800 4K ULTRA HD TVs Update Adds Compatibility With Netflix 4K Streaming
YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos
Samsung Brings Gear S to U.S. Next Week
Corsair Introduces Sabre RGB Mice For Gamers
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity Included with Purchase of Samsung UD590 Monitor or 850 PRO Series SSD
Apple's Tim Cook Declares His Sexual Orientation
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Questions durability monitor LCD
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Belkin ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 19, 2009
Belkin Employee Accused Of Paying Internet Users For Positive Reviews


Belkin officially responed today to allegations of paying consumers for positive reviews on Amazon, describing the such actions as "unethical".

The company found itself in a bad position as one of its employees was offering to pay consumers to review Belkin products on Amazon.com.

According to Engadget.com, the employee is Michael Bayard, a Business Development Representative at Belkin. He posted an ad on the Mechanical Turk site offering to pay a paltry $0.65 per 5/5 review placed on Amazon of a Belkin product.

Belkin has officially responed today saying that it has taken actions and described it as an "isolated incident".

"Belkin has always held itself to the highest standards of corporate ethics and its employees to the highest standards of personal integrity. Similarly, we support our online user community in discussion and reviews of our products, whether the commentary is good or bad. So, it was with great surprise and dismay when we discovered that one of our employees may have posted a number of queries on the Amazon Mechanical Turk website inviting users to post positive reviews of Belkin products in exchange for payment," said mark Reynoso, president of Belkin.

"Belkin does not participate in, nor does it endorse, unethical practices like this. We know that people look to online user reviews for unbiased opinions from fellow users and instances like this challenge the implicit trust that is placed in this interaction. We regard our responsibility to our user community as sacred, and we are extremely sorry that this happened," Reynoso added.

The company has already removed all associated postings from the Mechanical Turk system.


Previous
Next
SAP, IBM to Roll Out First Joint Software "Alloy" in March        All News        Primera Announces its FX400 Foil Imprinting System
Mitsubishi Announces Record Power 638nm Diodes For Projectors     Consumer Electronics News      EICTA: Plasma TVs Comply With Energy Efficiency Requirements

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Belkin Announces New Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Mac and PC Computers
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Now Available
Belkin Completes Acquisition of Linksys
Belkin To Buy Linksys
Belkin FlyWire: HD Video and Audio Wirelessly to Any HDTV, Anywhere in Your Home
Connect 3 HDMI Devices to Your HDTV with 3-to-1 Video Switch by Belkin
From Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 15-in-1 Media Reader & Writer, TuneDok for iPod mini, and OmniDock-L
Belkin Adds to Universal Serial Bus for Macintosh Line With USB-to-SCSI

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .