Sony Backs Down on Fee – Quickly

It did not take Sony long to realize that it was making an error with its ‘bloatware’ fee. It seems that Sony has had a sudden policy change:

“Responding to a tidal wave of outrage, Sony has reversed a plan to charge $50 to remove all the pre-installed applications — often derided as “bloatware” or “craplets” — from its high-end TZ-series notebooks.”

link: Breaking: Sony Won’t Charge $50 To Remove Bloatware

This is the influence of the internet. Surely, Sony did not think that this would go unnoticed by the internet community. Together, the internet citizens can be very very loud…

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations
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