Well, Well, Well…

Over a year after announcing their acquisition of GIF-making-and-hosting site Giphy, Facebook has been slapped with a $70 million fine in relation to an ongoing investigation by UK regulators. It seems that back in August, the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an antitrust probe into the tech giant’s ongoing acquisition. It subsequently issued something called an initial enforcement order (IEO), which would freeze … Continue reading Well, Well, Well…

I missed blogging about the big boat getting stuck

Hi. I haven’t blogged in a little bit, and truly the greatest loss there is that I missed blogging about the big boat getting stuck. If you either missed it when it was all anyone could talk about on Twitter for weeks or are now looking back from the future going oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, here’s a quick summary: Capitalists rely on global trade routes to make … Continue reading I missed blogging about the big boat getting stuck

I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

Last week, Brent Hyder, President and “Chief People Officer” for software giant Salesforce published a post to the company’s blog, titled “Creating a Best Workplace from Anywhere, for Everyone.” Besides being exactly the kind of godawful nonsense word salad you might expect from a big tech company, it was probably the first major instance of one of our new corporate overlords finally saying the quiet … Continue reading I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

Workers Shoulder The Burden Of Bleeding Giants

Uber has laid off 3,000 more employees this week, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. This is following another round of 3,700 layoffs just two weeks prior. Uber’s business is down 80% in the time of COVID-19, and they’re bleeding out. But the blood isn’t their own. Like every other company has and will continue to do, they’ll happily sacrifice their … Continue reading Workers Shoulder The Burden Of Bleeding Giants

Acquisition Hell

This morning, Facebook announced that they are buying Giphy, the popular internet GIF repository, with the intention of integrating it with Instagram. Which means it’s only a matter of time before Facebook gets tired of their new toy and shuts them down for good, or maybe strip mines them for features before rebranding them to “InstaGIFs” or some horseshit. I am so goddamn sick of … Continue reading Acquisition Hell