Many of the biggest developers and marketing companies had been well-aware of the issue for months — if not years. I hadn’t had the time to go through and compile my notes until now, but here are some choice excerpts about the bots issue from last week.
It’s absurd to think about how long Apple must have known about and tolerated this practice.
Just when I think there’s one bit of the tech world that’s not just as filthy as the rest of the world, I’m slapped wide awake by something new.
Now I have to wonder about rankings for books at the Kindle Store.
Are bots to account for some — or all — of the meteoric rises we’ve seen bragged about?
And what will happen when ads in are those books and the amount of money a writer earns depends on the number of downloads?
We are fast approaching a world in which only the sociopathic will survive.