2k19, what's the worst enormous tech company?

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i have nothing to add at this point except that ad age has revealed that mark zuckerberg's penis is 0 inches long

Karl Malone, Monday, 14 January 2019 03:49 (one year ago) link

such rank antisemitism from that illustrator

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 14 January 2019 04:01 (one year ago) link


flappy bird, Monday, 14 January 2019 04:12 (one year ago) link

Asking... uh, for a friend. Who would you rather work for?

— Vanessa Harris 🧘‍♀️ (@technologypoet) January 23, 2019

anvil, Thursday, 24 January 2019 07:42 (one year ago) link

Results right now

60% Microsoft
29% Google
09% Amazon
02% Facebook

10,454 votes • 20 hours left

anvil, Thursday, 24 January 2019 07:42 (one year ago) link

It's still weird to me that Microsoft has somehow become the least bad tech giant

silverfish, Thursday, 24 January 2019 14:56 (one year ago) link

just two normal non-robots having a normal non-robot interaction, nbd

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:59 (one year ago) link


not nice

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link


just before i took that screenshot, the ad was for an Amazon Echo, Kids edition, with the price listed as $69.99 $39.99

it was going to be so funny

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:52 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Amazon dropship releasing drones as the singularity approaches pic.twitter.com/Kv3ZGBanop

— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) April 2, 2019

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Facebook's latest decision on how to handle repeatedly being reprimanded and sued for violating election law in Washington: accept and run multiple ads from some candidates and reject all ads from other candidates. Seems untroublesome for sure.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 07:13 (one year ago) link

meanwhile at twitter, jack dorsey misplaces his tea cosy


what if bod was one of us (ledge), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 07:30 (one year ago) link

Peter Dinklage pencilled in for the Fincher biopic

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 07:46 (one year ago) link

xxp their response to being criticised for their lack of privacy policies is to ruin tons of bus shelter ad spaces with their weird propaganda type ads about how great they were. Those bus shelter spaces would literally be better off if used for abusive graffiti and ads for hair plugs.

gyac, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 07:52 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

This doesn't seem to have got much traction:


Hooray for responsible capitalism!

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 07:38 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

In response, the companies have made an interesting argument: Because they say they ban local political ads in Washington state, when they end up selling such ads they don't have to make disclosures about them—because, after all, they say they ban them.

Facebook and Google also claim that federal law makes them immune from Washington state's efforts to regulate its own elections.

The still-unfolding PDC investigations of Facebook and Google should help reveal whether the agency has been persuaded by the tech giants' attempts to position themselves as beyond the reach of Washington state law.

In the meantime, the local Facebook ads scroll on.


quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 20:29 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Election advertising in Washington still illegal and also still "banned" by internal Google policy. In February, they served six million two hundred thousand election ads to a targeted 37% of the population of Spokane (over-45s), for a $4,665 outlay by one lobbying group. As in all cases over the last few years, they are refusing to disclose required information to either private requests or government regulators.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 23:46 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

^^ Charged with unknown number of multiple violations. The top fine is only $10,000 - last time the AG sued them, they just paid $238k in fuck-off money, and this time are saying that the law still doesn't apply to them because people can engage with a special analytical system on the ads so that Facebook will get more information about which are most effective, and use that to sell more illegal election ads with better targeting use the Facebook Ad Library Tool to find out... something or other

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 7 October 2019 23:26 (seven months ago) link

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