Originally Posted by drblank
That's because people expect Google to screw up and when Apple does, it's a MAJOR news story, but when Google does something wrong, it's tiny little article that hardly anyone sees. I'm on to Google's lobbying efforts, I wonder how many Nexus Phones or Google Glass they are handing out under the table to people in the media? I wouldn't put it past Google to do that as damage control, but I already know Apple doesn't hand out product like Candy to people in the media. They loan products out for product announcements, but they don't give them away.
To be fair this is not a new story, it has been discussed multiple times over the years. I would also argue that iHaters do their fair share of Google hating as well, your post being a pretty good example. It's our human nature to nip at the heals of the biggest guy on the block, it shouldn't be seen as a bad thing but a sign that Apple is doing well. It's when the industry stops talking about them in any light that you should start being offended.
I haven't heard of any such practice's by Google, bribing reporters with cheap gadgets. Google has always given away free products, especially at their conferences and to reviewers. I visited their campus in Switzerland a year back and you should have seen the swag bag I came home with, Chromebook, T-Shirts and hats for the kids, leather letterman jacket, Google Swatch, Converse with Google colours, Google TV device and a whole lot more. I'm not part of any media outfit, I was just visiting a friend on her birthday. Granted she is a department head and has the keys to the swag room, boy did I raid that place, she kept saying, oh you defiantly want one of these, who was I to argue.