FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook

At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in theContinue reading “FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook”

WHITE-LYNCHING

Brutalizing people is not an effective recruiting strategy. Neither is making enemies to build friendships. Standing at a 13% population disadvantage, making enemies by bringing white people to their knees and ruining their businesses for offenses committed by other people in the past is a destructive use of small town tactics to gain up townContinue reading “WHITE-LYNCHING”

After the biggest stock market sell-off in history, what’s next for Facebook? 

  After the biggest stock market sell-off in history, what’s next for Facebook? Social media giant posts big profit, but other numbers show potential long-term problems Pete Evans · CBC News · Posted: Jul 28, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: July 28 Facebook still earns massive profits, but the company learned a harshContinue reading “After the biggest stock market sell-off in history, what’s next for Facebook? “

Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280

Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280 Zacks Equity Research November 10, 2017 Recently, Twitter Inc. (TWTR – Free Report) rolled out a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling it from the traditional 140 limit, in an attempt to make tweeting easier for people and to enable them to express more in a tweet.Continue reading “Twitter (TWTR) Increases Character Limit for Tweets to 280”

TerraVia Files for Bankruptcy – Announces Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets Subject to Competitive Bidding Process

TerraVia Holdings Files for Bankruptcy; Announces Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets Subject to Competitive Bidding Process 3:59 am ET August 2, 2017 (Benzinga)  TerraVia Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVIA) announced today that it has entered into a “stalking horse” stock and asset purchase agreement with Corbion N.V., a Netherlands-based global leader in food ingredients andContinue reading “TerraVia Files for Bankruptcy – Announces Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets Subject to Competitive Bidding Process”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘thousands of calls’ on YouTube boycott

Google was forced to make an all-out public relations push after big advertisers complained their ads ran next to objectionable YouTube videos. Google made ‘thousands of calls’ to prevent advertisers from boycotting YouTube Google execs were forced to make “thousands and thousands” of calls to calm nervous YouTube advertisers Effort came after some big brandContinue reading “Google CEO Sundar Pichai: ‘thousands of calls’ on YouTube boycott”

I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL

I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL That’s right. A mall. Animal-free. A big one. With lots of glitter and big lights. With every kind of shop. Grocery, bakery, deli, shoe store, pet supply shop, clothes, hair salon using only cruelty-free products, and on and on, restaurants too. Good ones. I have a vision. And it’s aContinue reading “I WANT AN ANIMAL-FREE MALL”

Why I’m Bullish on “The Robot Revolution”

Every time pundits warn us that technology will swamp job creation, they are proved wrong. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy openly fretted about how we would “maintain full employment at a time when automation is replacing men.” At the time, total U.S. employment was 55 million. Today it is 144 million. The lesson here?Continue reading “Why I’m Bullish on “The Robot Revolution””

Inventively, PETA became a shareholder in Hermès to confront it about its use of exotic skins

Last June, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released the gruesome details of an investigation into farms in the US and Zimbabwe that were cutting crocodiles and alligators open while still alive to harvest their highly valued skins. Those skins, it says, were destined for French luxury house Hermès. (The brandContinue reading “Inventively, PETA became a shareholder in Hermès to confront it about its use of exotic skins”