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S|A starts Charging for Nvidia News?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by the54thvoid, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. the54thvoid

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    This might all be a hoax but the link does transfer to a https secure address with lots of jargon. I'm making no sweeping statements as S|A have in the past used strange devices to make other sites look silly, so I'd avoid posting this as news but here's a screenshot.

    Are they really charging a subscription rate? Their website footer does say it's now owned by Stone Arch Networking (where CD is a consultant: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/charlie-demerjian/31/689/2b0)

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    Charlie's site never took off in terms of visitors (= revenue).

    So can't blame him for looking at other ways to make money.
    If people are willing to pay for that kind of information, great for him.
     
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    $50? Oh, that's nothing. He wants to charge up to $1200 for a year's subscription! :laugh:

    What especially gets me, is how he can seem spot on many times and then make the most basic of errors.

    Take this article that he published just three days later after justifying the paywall, Intel to update Ivy GPU drivers for QuadHD:

    WTF Charlie? That's the most basic of technical gaffs and someone with your vast knowledge should understand such a simple concept. :rolleyes: In short, 4K is no misnomer and not a marketing trick.
     
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    First I thought it was some kind of a joke. So Charlie's readers are the same people who buy Rolex. When they're bored after a hard day's golf game they'll just open SA to find out that Nvidia is no more and that AMD will be the first company to implement alien technology in their CPUs.
     
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    Qubit should take notes, and why do we care about cd again? Let him go under.
     
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    It's not the first time I've seen him come out with gaffs like this, either. But it's super-ironic coming right after asking for such extortionate amounts of money, lol. Yet, other times he's ahead of the curve.
     
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    Awesome, so now people can pay for bias fanboy misinformation.
     
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    Sounds like a winning formula, dunnit? :p
     
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