“I was checking some hardware vendor’s ratings on the BBB’s (Better Business Bureau) website earlier today when I came across an interesting query result. “The Better Business Bureau, founded in 1912, is not a government agency, but a network of local BBB organizations based in the United States and Canada, which work together through the Council of Better Business Bureau. The BBB goal is to foster a fair and effective marketplace, so that buyers and sellers can trust each other.”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Intel will design PlayStation 4 GPU @ The Inquirer
- RIAA Lied To Congress About New Filesharing Suits @ Slashdot
- Sony takes up DVR-blocking Selectable Output Control fight @ Ars Technica
- F-Script: Command-line Cocoa shell goes beta @ Ars Technica
- Intel to bring forward Atom N280 CPU launch to second half of February, say notebook makers @ DigiTimes
- App brings calls, texts to iPod Touch @ The Register
- The Dark Side of Overdrive @ bit-tech
- Why even pay for software? A declaration against poorly implemented DRM @ Techspot
- News Flash – NYKO Intercooler TS for the Xbox 360 @ Futurelooks
Do you think they care?
The Better Business Bureau has been a longstanding proponent of consumer protection. Almost everyone has heard of them at one point or another and some people may have even used their complaint process, except perhaps for PC parts. NGOHQ was idly searching through the BBB website and happened to search for nVIDIA, who as it turns out is rated an “F”. As you might think, the “F” rating implies some rather dirty pool being played on nVIDIA’s part. Amuse yourself by looking up others, like AMD and Intel whose respective headquarters rate a “D” and a “B-“.